|Full name||Sharif Naidgadzhievich 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 Naidgadzhievich Sharifov (Russian: Шарип Наидгаджавович Шарипов; born November 11, 1988 in Makhachkala, Dagestan) is a male wrestler from Russia of Avar descent who representing Azerbaijan. 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.
- "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
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