Sharif Sharifov

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Sharif Sharifov
Шарип Шарипов
2016 Summer Olympics, Men's Freestyle Wrestling 86 kg awarding ceremony 6.jpg
Personal information
Full name Sharif Naidhajavovich Sharifov
National team  Azerbaijan
Ethnicity Avar
Born (1988-11-11) 11 November 1988 (age 29)
Gunukh, Charodinsky District, Dagestan, Russia
Residence Makhachkala, Russia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb)
97 kg (214 lb)
Sport
Country Azerbaijan
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Freestyle
Club Atasport (AZE)
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.[1] In 2012 Summer Olympics Sharif Sharifov won Olympic wrestling gold medal in 84-kilogram freestyle after defeating Puerto Rican Jaime Espinal.[2]

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.[3]

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