Elmar Gasimov

Elmar Gasimov (Azerbaijani: Elmar Qasimov, born 2 November 1990) is an Azerbaijani judoka, who competes in the -100 kg division. He has competed at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics and won a silver medal in 2016.[1][2][3] He has also won a bronze at the 2017 World Championships,[3] and a silver (2014)[4] and two bronze medals (2012 and 2019) at European level.[5][6]

Elmar Gasimov
Ilham Aliyev met with athletes who competed in 31st Summer Olympic Games (Gasimov).jpg
Gasimov after 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Born (1990-11-02) 2 November 1990 (age 32)
Xırdalan, Azerbaijan
Height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Country Azerbaijan
Weight class–100 kg
Achievements and titles
World Champ.Bronze(2017)
European Champ.Silver(2014)
Olympic GamesSilver (2016)
Profile at external databases
Updated on 24 October 2022.

He also won a gold medal at the 2009 European Youth Championship in Yerevan, after defeating Lukáš Krpálek in the final.[7][8] He later lost to Krpálek in the finals of the 2014 European Championships and of the 2016 Olympics.[1]

Gasimov narrowly missed out on a second bronze medal at the 2019 World Championships, losing to Aaron Wolf with 33 seconds left in the bronze medal match.[9] He began practising judo in 1999.[4]


Elmar Gasimov was born on November 2, 1990, in Khirdalan, Azerbaijan. Elmar Gasimov has been doing sports since 2000.


Elmar Gasimov had his first success in 2007. He won a silver medal at the U-20 Azerbaijan Championship and a bronze medal at the U23 Azerbaijan Championship. In the same year, he was 3rd in the Azerbaijan Championship. In 2008 he already participated in international competitions. Elmar Gasimov placed 7th at the U-20 World Championship. After 1 year, in 2009, Elmar Gasimov became known in Azerbaijan. He won a gold medal at the European Youth Championship held in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, and the Azerbaijani National Anthem was played in his honor in Yerevan.  

Elmar Gasimov won a gold medal at the Tbilisi and Samsun Grand Prix in 2015, and a bronze medal at the Qingdao, Jeju and Tokyo Grand Prix. In the same year, he represented Azerbaijan at the 1st European Games. At the opening ceremony of these competitions, the flag bearer of Azerbaijan was Elmar Gasimov. Elmar Gasimov 100 kg. Failed in the weight category at the European Games. lost to Jorge Fonseca of Portugal by ippon in the 1/16 final.

Elmar Gasimov placed 5th at the 2016 European Championships held in Kazan, Russia.


  1. ^ a b c Elmar Gasimov Archived 2016-08-15 at the Wayback Machine. rio2016.com
  2. ^ Elmar Qasımov. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ a b Elmar Gasimov. JudoInside.com
  4. ^ a b "Elmar Gasimov: Focus is everything". www.judoinside.com. Retrieved 2020-05-30.
  5. ^ "European Championships Chelyabinsk, Event, JudoInside". www.judoinside.com. Retrieved 2020-05-31.
  6. ^ "European Games Minsk, Event, JudoInside". www.judoinside.com. Retrieved 2020-05-31.
  7. ^ Azimov, Rustam (15 September 2009). "Чемпион Европы по дзюдо: "Мы смогли поднять Ереван ради азербайджанского гимна"". www.1news.az. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  8. ^ "Откровения азербайджанского журналиста о поездке в Ереван". www.trend.az. 17 September 2009.
  9. ^ "Jorge Fonseca stars for Portugal with first ever world title". www.judoinside.com. Retrieved 2020-05-30.

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