Magomedgasan Abushev

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Magomedgasan Abushev
Magomedgasan Abushev vs Augustine Atasie 1980.jpg
Abushev (left) at the 1980 Olympics
Personal information
Born 10 November 1959 (1959-11-10) (age 57)
Karabudakhkent, Dagestan, Russia
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Sport Freestyle wrestling
Club Dynamo Makhachkala

Magomedgasan Abushev (born 10 November 1959) is a retired featherweight freestyle wrestler from Dagestan. Competing for the Soviet Union he won gold medals at the 1980 Olympics and 1980 European Championships.[1]

Abushev took up wrestling in 1971, and won world junior titles in 1977 (flyweight) and 1979 (featherweight). He won his only Soviet title in 1984 as a lightweight. Earlier in 1981 he graduated in economics from the Dagestan State University and after retiring from wrestling became a businessman in Dagestan. From 1994 to 1998 he worked at the Derbent Oil Depot, and in 1998–2003 was the deputy head of the cognac-producing company Dagvino. In 2003 he became an auditor of the Accounts Chamber of Dagestan.[1]


  1. ^ a b Magomedgasan Abushev.