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Ali Zurkanaevich Aliev (Russian: Али Зурканаевич Алиев; born 29 November 1937 – 7 January 1995) was a Soviet freestyle wrestler of Avar-Dagestani descent.[1] He won five world titles[2] and was the first wrestler from Dagestan to win a world title in freestyle wrestling. He competed at the 1960, 1964 and 1968 Olympic Games, finishing fourth and sixth.[1] After his death, the Russian Wrestling Federation has hosted the annual Ali Aliev Memorial International Wrestling Meeting at the Ali Aliev Wrestling Training Center in Kaspiysk, Dagestan, Russia.[3]

Ali Aliev
Али Алиев
Ali Aliyev and Masayuki Matsubara 1960.jpg
Aliyev (left) at the 1960 Olympics
Personal information
Full nameAli Zurkanaevich Aliev
EthnicityAvar
Born(1937-11-29)29 November 1937
Choh, Gunibsky District, Dagestan ASSR, Soviet Union
Died7 January 1995(1995-01-07) (aged 57)
Moscow, Russia
Height154 cm (5 ft 1 in)
Weight52 kg (115 lb)
Sport
CountryDagestan ASSR, Soviet Union
SportWrestling
Event(s)Freestyle

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Ali Aliyev". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  2. ^ Aliev, Ali (URS) Archived 22 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine. iat.uni-leipzig.de
  3. ^ "Avar five time world champion". maarulal.ru. 28 March 2010.