Beslan Mudranov

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Beslan Mudranov
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Beslan Zaudinovich Mudranov (Russian: Беслан Заудинович Мудранов; born 7 July 1986) is a Russian judoka (since 2008) and former Sambo wrestler (2003–2008) of Circassian descent.[1] He won two gold medals in 2012 European Judo Championships and 2014 European Judo Championships. His coach is Rudolf Mikhailovich Baboyan.[2][3] Beslan earned Russia's first gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Personal life[edit]

Mudranov was born in 1986 in Baksan, Kabardino-Balkar ASSR. He began training in martial arts at the age of 13. Upon the recommendation of his younger brother, he started as a Sambist, then also practised freestyle wrestling.[4] After moving to Maykop, Beslan was enrolled at the Adyghe State University in the Institute of Physical Culture and Judo.[2] In 2006 he moved to Armavir, and two years later he switched to judo, winning local and national championships.

Beslan's father, Zaudin Shafigovich, is an over-the-road trucker, and his mother, Asya Khasanovna, a housewife. His brother Aslan (born 1987) is a Merited Master of Sports in Sambo and judo.[2][5]

Beslan is married, and the couple has a daughter.[4]


  1. ^ Beslan Mudranov from Judo Inside
  2. ^ a b c "Беслан Мудранов: "Все получится!"" [Besland Mudranov: "Everything will work!"]. The World of Judo (МИР ДЗЮДО) (in Russian). 10 April 2009. p. 34. Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  3. ^ "Champion: Beslan Mudranov". Archived from the original on 2014-10-06. Retrieved 2016-08-06.
  4. ^ a b "Беслан Мудранов: "Надеюсь, что на домашнем чемпионате мне удастся показать хорошую борьбу"" [Beslan Mudranov: "I hope that I can show a good performance at the national championships"] (in Russian). Retrieved 2016-08-06.
  5. ^ Profile of Aslan Mudranov at the Russian Samo Federation

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