Ismail Abilov

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Ismail Abilov
Medal record
Men’s freestyle wrestling
Representing  Bulgaria
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1980 Moscow Middleweight
World Wrestling Championships
Silver medal – second place 1974 Istanbul 90 kg
Silver medal – second place 1975 Minsk 82 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1973 Teheran 82 kg

Ismail Abilov (Bulgarian: Исмаил Абилов, born 9 June 1951) is a Bulgarian freestyle wrestler and Olympic champion of Turkish descent.

He became Olympic champion in 1980 in the freestyle middleweight class.[1] He has received two silver medals and one bronze medal at the FILA Wrestling World Championships.


  1. ^ "1980 Summer Olympics – Moscow, Soviet Union –Wrestling" Archived 2008-09-16 at the Wayback Machine.– (Retrieved on March 8, 2008)