|Full name||Sharif Naidhajavovich Sharifov|
11 November 1988 |
Gunukh, Charodinsky District, Dagestan, Russia
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||86 kg (190 lb)
97 kg (214 lb)
|Coached by||Anvar Magomedgadzhiev, Omar Kuramagomedov (RUS)|
Sharif Naidhajavovich Sharifov (Azerbaijani: Şərif Şərifov; born November 11, 1988 in Gunukh, Charodinsky District, Dagestan) is a Russian-Azerbaijani male wrestler of Avar descent. Sharifov finished first in the world championship and won bronze in the European championship. In 2012 Summer Olympics Sharif Sharifov won Olympic wrestling gold medal in 84-kilogram freestyle after defeating Puerto Rican Jaime Espinal.
He won a bronze at the 2016 Olympics. He beat Bi Shengfeng and Zbigniew Baranowski before losing to Abdulrashid Sadulaev. Because Sadulaev reached the final, Sharifov was entered into the bronze medal repechage where he beat Pedro Ceballos in his bronze medal match.
- "Azerbaijani wrestlers Sharif Sharifov, Maria Stadnik called best in the world". Mtoopall.com. 2012-02-09. Retrieved 2012-05-28.
- CBS News. Sharif Sharifov of Azerbaijan wins Olympic wrestling gold medal in men's 84-kilogram freestyle
- "Rio 2016 - Men's Freestyle 86 kg". Rio2016.com. 20 August 2016. Archived from the original on 22 September 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
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