Adam Saitiev

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Adam Saitiev
Personal information
Nationality Russia Russian
Ethnicity Chechnya Chechen
Born (1977-12-12) December 12, 1977 (age 38)
Khasavyurt, Dagestan, Russia
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Sport
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Freestyle
Coached by Viktor Alexeev, Abdul Saitiev

Wrestling career[edit]

Adam Hamidovich Saitiev, also spelled Saytiev, (Chechen: Адам Хамидович Сайтиев, born December 12, 1977 in Khasavyurt, Dagestan) is a Russian wrestler of Chechen heritage, who won gold at the 2000 Summer Olympics for the Russian Federation at 85 kg cat.[1] Adam also won the Wrestling World Championships in 1999 and 2002.

His elder brother Buvaisar Saitiev, also a wrestler, won gold in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and again in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Adam initially started his senior-level international career at 69 kg, or around 152 lbs. He found the weight cut too severe, and soon moved up to 76 kg, where he was world champ in 1999. However, this was his elder brother Buvaisar's weight, and Adam wanted to compete alongside his brother at the Olympics, not compete with him for a spot on the team. Adam moved up to 85 kg, and despite being undersized, won two world-level titles at the weight.

Saitiev made a comeback in 2012. He found significant success, but in the Russian freestyle wrestling championships 2012 final match lost to Denis Tsargush (1-0; 1-0)

Adam is a recipient of the Order of Honor (2001) and Order of Friendship (2004).

World Championships/Olympic Games Matches[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Score Date Event Location Notes
Win 21-3 Cuba Yoel Romero 4-3 2002-09-05 2002 World Wrestling Championships Iran Tehran, Iran wins world championship
Win 20-3 Bulgaria Arkadii Tzopa Fall 2002-09-05 2002 World Wrestling Championships Iran Tehran, Iran
Win 19-3 Poland Marcin Jurecki 7-3 2002-09-05 2002 World Wrestling Championships Iran Tehran, Iran
Win 18-3 India Aman Deep Tech. Fall 2002-09-05 2002 World Wrestling Championships Iran Tehran, Iran
Win 17-3 Mongolia Narantsetseg Burenbaatar Tech. Fall 2002-09-05 2002 World Wrestling Championships Iran Tehran, Iran
Win 16-3 Cuba Yoel Romero Fall 2000-09-28 2000 Summer Olympics Australia Sydney, Australia wins gold medal
Win 15-3 Republic of Macedonia Magomed Ibragimov 3-0 2000-09-28 2000 Summer Olympics Australia Sydney, Australia
Win 14-3 South Korea Yang Hyun-mo 5-0 2000-09-28 2000 Summer Olympics Australia Sydney, Australia
Win 13-3 Australia Igor Praporshchikov Fall 2000-09-28 2000 Summer Olympics Australia Sydney, Australia
Win 12-3 Belarus Beibulat Musaev 4-1 2000-09-28 2000 Summer Olympics Australia Sydney, Australia
Win 11-3 Germany Alexander Leipold 6-3 1999-10-07 1999 World Wrestling Championships Turkey Ankara, Turkey wins world championship
Win 10-3 United States Joe Williams Fall 1999-10-07 1999 World Wrestling Championships Turkey Ankara, Turkey
Win 9-3 Ukraine Alik Musaev 4-0 1999-10-07 1999 World Wrestling Championships Turkey Ankara, Turkey
Win 8-3 Hungary Arpad Ritter 11-3 1999-10-07 1999 World Wrestling Championships Turkey Ankara, Turkey
Win 7-3 Poland Radoslaw Horbik 9-0 1999-10-07 1999 World Wrestling Championships Turkey Ankara, Turkey
Win 6-3 Uzbekistan Ruslan Khinchagov 7-1 1999-10-07 1999 World Wrestling Championships Turkey Ankara, Turkey
Loss 5-3 Iran Davoud Ghanbari Inj. Def. 1997-08-29 1997 World Wrestling Championships Russia Krasnojarsk, Russia
Loss 5-2 Ukraine Zaza Zazirov 2-4 1997-08-29 1997 World Wrestling Championships Russia Krasnojarsk, Russia
Win 5-1 Turkey Yüksel Şanlı Fall 1997-08-29 1997 World Wrestling Championships Russia Krasnojarsk, Russia
Win 4-1 Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Askarov Fall 1997-08-29 1997 World Wrestling Championships Russia Krasnojarsk, Russia
Win 3-1 Georgia (country) David Gagishvili Fall 1997-08-29 1997 World Wrestling Championships Russia Krasnojarsk, Russia
Win 2-1 Azerbaijan Elchad Allakhverdiev 4-2 1997-08-29 1997 World Wrestling Championships Russia Krasnojarsk, Russia
Loss 1-1 Uzbekistan Igor Kupeev 2-5 1997-08-29 1997 World Wrestling Championships Russia Krasnojarsk, Russia
Win 1-0 Venezuela Juan Carlos Rivero Tech. Fall 1997-08-29 1997 World Wrestling Championships Russia Krasnojarsk, Russia

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adam Saytiyev". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC.