Adlan Varayev

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Adlan Varayev
Адлан Вараев
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Personal information
Full name Adlan Abuevich Varayev
Nationality Russian
Ethnicity Chechen
Born 2 January 1962 (1962-01-02)
Sadovoe, Groznensky District, Chechnya, Russia
Died 4 May 2016(2016-05-04) (aged 54)
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Country Chechen-Ingush ASSR, Soviet Union (now Chechnya, Russia)
Sport Freestyle wrestling
Club Soviet Army, Grozny
Coached by Dagi Bagaev, Aslanbek Dzgoev

Adlan Abuevich Varayev (Russian: Адлан Абуевич Вараев; 2 January 1962 – 4 May 2016) was a Russian-Chechen welterweight freestyle wrestler who won a silver medal at the 1988 Olympics. He won the 1987 World Championships, beating Dave Schultz in the final, and placed second in 1986. Varayev held the European welterweight title in 1986–1988. After retiring from competitions worked as a wrestling coach and administrator. He trained the Russian national freestyle team and served as vice-president of the Russian Wrestling Federation.[1] He accidentally drowned after a bad fall into the Argun River.[2]


  1. ^ "Adlan Varayev". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Фото: Алексей Даничев / РИА Новости. "СМИ сообщили о гибели первого вице-президента Федерации спортивной борьбы России". Retrieved 6 May 2016.