Ali Aliyev (wrestler)
Ali Zurkanaevich Aliev (Russian: Али Зурканаевич Алиев; born 29 November 1937 – 7 January 1995) was a Soviet freestyle wrestler of Avar-Dagestani descent. He won five world titles 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. 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.
Aliyev (left) at the 1960 Olympics
|Full name||Ali Zurkanaevich Aliev|
|Born||29 November 1937|
Choh, Gunibsky District, Dagestan ASSR, Soviet Union
|Died||7 January 1995 (aged 57)|
|Height||154 cm (5 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||52 kg (115 lb)|
|Country||Dagestan ASSR, Soviet Union|
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- Aliev, Ali (URS) Archived 22 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine. iat.uni-leipzig.de
- "Avar five time world champion". maarulal.ru. 28 March 2010.
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