David Zilberman

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David Zilberman (born December 6, 1982) is a Canadian Olympic freestyle wrestler.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Zilberman is Jewish, and was born in Montreal, Quebec.[1][3] He started wrestling when he was 14 years old.[2] He attended McGill University and Concordia University.[2]

Wrestling career[edit]

He wrestles in the Men's Freestyle, at 96 kg.[1] He wrestles for the Montreal Wrestling Club, and is coached by his father Victor Zilberman, a former wrestler and Olympic trainer, and by Robert Moore.[2][4][5] He is a two-time Canadian champion.[1]

In 2003, he won a bronze medal at the Pan American Championships, wrestling at 84 kg.[2] In 2004, he won a silver medal at the FISU World University Championships, at 84 kg.[1] In 2005, he won the Canada Cup gold medal, and the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships silver medal.[1] He took 5th in the 2006 World Championships, and won a silver medal at the 2006 FISU World University Championships.[1][6] He won a gold medal at the 2007 Senior Canadian National Championships.[2] He won a bronze medal in the 2008 Pan American Championships.[1] He competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in wrestling as a heavyweight, and came in 14th.[3]

He was the coach of a contingent of Jewish Canadian wrestlers who competed at the 2013 Maccabiah Games in Ashdod, Israel.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "David Zilberman". CBC News. August 5, 2008. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "David Zilberman". Gtaathletes.com. August 17, 2008. Retrieved November 10, 2011. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b "David Zilberman Biography and Olympic Results | Olympics at". Sports-reference.com. August 21, 2008. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ "2008 Beijing Summer Olympics | David ZILBERMAN Profile & Bio, Photos & Videos". 2008.nbcolympics.com. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  5. ^ "David Zilberman Wins Third Consecutive National WrestlingTitle". Vaniercollege.qc.ca. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Quebec Wrestling Association – Hall of Fame". October 26, 2011. Archived from the original on June 12, 2010. Retrieved November 10, 2011. 
  7. ^ [1]

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