Nazim Huseynov

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Nazim Huseynov
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Huseynov on a 1996 Azerbaijani stamp
Medal record
Men's judo
Representing Olympic flag.svg Unified Team
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1992 Barcelona 60 kg
Representing  Azerbaijan
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1993 Hamilton 60 kg
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1992 Paris 60 kg
Gold medal – first place 1993 Athens 60 kg
Silver medal – second place 1994 Gdansk 60 kg
Representing  Soviet Union
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Barcelona 60 kg

Nazim Huseynov (born 2 August 1969 in Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union), is an Azerbaijani judoka who won the Men's - 60 kg in the 1992 Summer Olympics, competing for the Unified Team.[1]

Biography[edit]

In 1992 Nazim Huseynov became the first Azerbaijani judoka to win an Olympic gold. Prior to the 1992 Olympics Huseynov won bronze at the 1991 World Judo Championships and the European title at the 1992 European Judo Championships and established himself as one of the top extra-lightweight judokas in the world.[2]

After the 1992 Olympics and the fall of Soviet Union Hüseynov continued to compete, now representing his native Azerbaijan. In 1993 he defended his European title and won silver medal at the 1993 World Championships held in Hamilton.[2]

In 1994 Huseynov won silver at the European Championships, but fell off his form after that year and retired from sports in 2000, working as a judo coach.[2]

Achievements[edit]

Year Tournament Place Weight class
1995 World Judo Championships 5th Extra lightweight (60 kg)
1994 European Judo Championships 2nd Extra lightweight (60 kg)
1993 World Judo Championships 3rd Extra lightweight (60 kg)
European Judo Championships 1st Extra lightweight (60 kg)
1992 Olympic Games 1st Extra lightweight (60 kg)
European Judo Championships 1st Extra lightweight (60 kg)
1991 World Judo Championships 3rd Extra lightweight (60 kg)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1992 Summer Olympics". Databaseolympics.com. Archived from the original on 2 August 2012. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Nazim Hüseynov". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 23 April 2014.

External links[edit]

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Did not participate
Flagbearer for  Azerbaijan
Atlanta 1996
Succeeded by
Namig Abdullayev