Anton Botev

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Anton Botev
Personal information
Nationality  Azerbaijan
Born (1986-05-25) 25 May 1986 (age 31)
Omsk, Russian SFSR
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)
Weight 120 kg (265 lb)
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Greco-Roman
Club Neftçi Baku (AZE)
Coached by Timershan Kalimulin (AZE)

Anton Botev (born May 25, 1986 in Omsk, Russian SFSR) is an amateur Azerbaijani Greco-Roman wrestler, who played for the men's super heavyweight category.[1] He is a member of Neftçi Wrestling Club in Baku, and is coached and trained by Timershan Kalimulin.

Botev represented his current nation Azerbaijan at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, where he competed for the men's 120 kg class. He first defeated Georgian-born Uzbek wrestler and former heavyweight silver medalist David Saldadze in the qualifying round, before losing out his next match to Sweden's Jalmar Sjöberg, who was able to score five points in two straight periods, leaving Botev without a single point.[2]


  1. ^ "Anton Botev". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "Men's Greco-Roman 120kg (264.5 lbs) Round of 16 Official". NBC Olympics. Archived from the original on 21 August 2012. Retrieved 22 December 2012. 

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