Aniuar Geduev

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Aniuar Geduev
Аниуар Гедуев
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Personal information
Full nameAniuar Borisovich Geduev
National team Russia
EthnicityCircassian (Kabardian)
Born (1987-01-26) January 26, 1987 (age 32)
Psygansy, Urvansky District, Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia
ResidenceNalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight79 kg (174 lb)
CountryKabardino-Balkaria, Russia
ClubCSKA Wrestling Club
CSC Nalchik
Coached byAlan Kaziev, Arsen Khasanov, Anvar Magomedov

Aniuar Borisovich Geduev (Russian: Аниуар Борисович Гедуев, Kabardian: Джэду Борис и къуэ Iэниуар; born 26 January 1987) is a Circassian freestyle wrestler.


Geduev competed in the 74 kg division at the 2013 European Wrestling Championships and the 2014 European Wrestling Championships, winning gold medals in both competitions. Thus he is a two-time European champion.[1] In the gold-medal match at the 2015 European Games he defeated Soner Demirtaş of Turkey by technical fall (10–0). Geduev has incredible physical strength, his bench press is 175 kg, and deadlift more than 280 kilograms.

For the first time in his career, he won a bronze medal at the World Wrestling Championships in 2015. In the rematch of the 2016 Russian Nationals, he beat the three-time world champion Denis Tsargush and won the Olympic Team Trials. He competed at the 2016 Olympics. After his win over Bekzod Abdurakhmonov of Uzbekistan he beat Jordan Burroughs of United States in the quarterfinals, then he beat Jabrayil Hasanov of Azerbaijan and at the end he lost his final match to the Iranian wrestler Hassan Yazdani and got the silver medal.[2]