Yusup Abdusalomov

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Abdusalomov Yusup Rashidovich
Абдусаламов Юсуп Рашидович
Personal information
Nationality Russian
Born (1977-11-08) November 8, 1977 (age 39)
Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 84 kg (185 lb)
Sport
Country  Russia
 Tajikistan
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Freestyle
Coached by Magomed Dibirov, Anvar Magomedgadjiev, Labazan Abdullaev
Updated on 23 July 2012.

Yusup Abdusalomov (Russian: Абдусаламов, Юсуп Рашидович; born November 8, 1977; Dagestan) is an Avar-born Russian and Tajik wrestler, who won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Career[edit]

Having won the freestyle wrestling title in his weight category at the 2003 Asian championship, Abdusalomov made his Olympic debut at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens where he finished 9th overall in the men's freestyle 74kg category. He followed this the following year with a relatively disappointing 13th place in the 2005 FILA Wrestling World Championships in Budapest. Abdusalamov was to improve on this at the 2007 World Championships in Baku where he claimed second place, having moved up to the 84 kg weight category. At the next Olympics in 2008 Beijing, he repeated his good form from the world championships to claim the silver medal in the 84kg category. In the 2012 Summer Olympics, however, he was unable to achieve a medal after having lost to Gadzhimurad Nurmagomedov of Armenia.

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