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.[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
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)
CountryDagestan ASSR, Soviet Union
Medal record


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Ali Aliyev". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 12 June 2015.
  2. ^ Aliev, Ali (URS) Archived 22 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Avar five time world champion". 28 March 2010. Archived from the original on 30 September 2019. Retrieved 26 March 2015.