Frank Chamizo

Frank Chamizo Marquez (born 10 July 1992) is a naturalized Italian two-time world freestyle wrestling champion. In all, he has won five world and Olympic medals.

Frank Chamizo
Wrestling at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Asgarov vs Chamizo 4.jpg
Chamizo (left) against Toghrul Asgarov at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Full nameFrank Chamizo Marquez
NationalityItalian
Born (1992-07-10) 10 July 1992 (age 28)
Matanzas, Cuba
ResidenceOstia, Italy
Makhachkala, Dagestan (formally)
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight71 kg (157 lb)
Sport
SportWrestling
Event(s)Freestyle
ClubEsercito Italiano
Gamid Gamidov wrestling club (formally)
Coached byFiliberto Delgado (Cuba), Gaidar Gaidarov (Dagestan)

Early lifeEdit

Chamizo had a trying childhood. He grew up in poverty, and was raised by his grandmother because both of his parents lived abroad.[1] He began wrestling at the age of seven after walking into a wrestling facility out of curiosity.[1] The Cuban government eventually recognized his talent, and helped him attend a secondary school where he could continue wrestling.[2]

Career in CubaEdit

In 2010, Chamizo won a world bronze medal for Cuba. He was only 18 at the time. The next year, in 2011, he returned to the world championships, where he placed twelfth. After the 2011 World Wrestling Championships, however, Cuba's wrestling federation suspended him for two years for alleged difficulties with weight management.[1] At a crossroads in life, he chose to move to Italy, where his ex-wife is from.[2][3]

Career in ItalyEdit

In 2015, Chamizo made his world debut for Italy, and won a gold medal. Before then, no Italian had won a world or Olympic freestyle wrestling gold medal since 1980.

From there, Chamizo went on to win three more world-level medals, including a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics, and a gold medal at the 2017 world competition.

Overall, Chamizo won four world-level medals for Italy, and two world-level championships.

Match resultsEdit

Freestyle matches
Res. Record Opponent Score Date Event Location
FloWrestling: Dake vs. Chamizo   at 79kg
Loss 114-23   Kyle Dake 3-4 July 25, 2020 FloWrestling: Dake vs. Chamizo

  Austin, Texas

2020 European Championship   at 74kg
Win 114-22   Magomedrasul Gazimagomedov 5-3 February 16, 2020 2020 European Wrestling Championships   Rome, Italy
Win 113-22   Murad Kuramagomedov 6-0
Win 112-22   Valentin Borzin 8-0
Win 111-22   Khadzhimurad Gadzhiyev Fall
2019 World Championship   at 74kg
Loss 110-22   Zaurbek Sidakov 2-5 September 21, 2019 2019 World Wrestling Championships   Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Win 110-21   Zelimkhan Khadjiev 4-1
Win 109-21   Daniyar Kaisanov Fall
Win 108-21   Lee Seung-chul 10-2
Win 107-21   Marc Dietsche TF 10-0
2019 Yasar Dogu   at 74 kg
Win 106-21   Alibek Abdikassymov 10-5 July 11-14, 2019 2019 Yasar Dogu Ranking Series

  Istanbul, Turkey

Win 105-21   Fazli Eryilmaz 10-6
2019 Matteo Pellicone Memorial   at 74 kg
Win 104-21   Daniyar Kaisanov 6-4 May 23-25, 2019 2019 Sassari City Matteo Pellicone Memorial

  Sassari, Italy

Win 103-21   Khetag Tsabolov 5-4
Win 102-21   Andrei Karpach 8-0
Win 101-21   Isaac Collier TF 11-0
2019 European Championship   at 74kg
Win 100-21   Zelimkhan Khadjiev 8-0 April 10, 2019 2019 European Wrestling Championships   Bucharest, Romania
Win 99-21   Khadzhimurad Gadzhiyev 6-2
Win 98-21   Miroslav Kirov 5-0
Win 97-21   Timur Bizhoev 3-0
2019 Dan Kolov - Nikola Petrov   at 74 kg
Win 96-21   Ali Pasha Ruslanovich Umarpashaev TF 13-2 February 28 - March 3, 2019 2019 Dan Kolov - Nikola Petrov Ranking Series

  Ruse, Bulgaria

Loss 95-21   Jordan Burroughs 2-9
Win 95-20   Azamat Nurykau TF 12-2
2018 World Championships 5th at 74kg
Loss 94-20   Jordan Burroughs 4-4 October 21, 2018 2018 World Wrestling Championships   Budapest, Hungary
Loss 94-19   Zaurbek Sidakov 2-3
Win 94-18   Bolat Sakayev 6-1
Win 93-18   Gong Byung-min 5-1
Win 92-18   Gamid Dzhalilov 9-0
2018 Dmitry Korkin   at 74 kg
Loss 91-18   Nikita Suchkov 3-5 September 6-8, 2018 2018 Dmitry Korkin Tournament

  Yakutsk, Russia

Win 91-17   Israil Kasumov 14-11
Win 90-17   Artiom Postica TF 12-2
Win 89-17   Alisher Usmanov 6-4
2018 Yasar Dogu   at 74 kg
Win 88-17   Jordan Burroughs 10-10 July 27-29, 2018 2018 Yasar Dogu Ranking Series

  Istanbul, Turkey

Win 87-17   Saeid Mohammadreza Dadashpourkerikalaei 6-0
Win 86-17   Yakup Gör 4-0
Win 85-17   Nurlan Bekzhanov 6-0
2018 Mediterranean Games   at 74kg
Win 84-17   Samy Moustafa Points June 24-27, 2018 2018 Mediterranean Games   Tarragone, Spain
Win 83-17   Muhammet Demir Points
Win 82-17   David Galea TF
2018 Beat The Streets   at 74 kg
Loss 81-17   Jordan Burroughs 5-8 May 17, 2018 2018 Beat The Streets: Team USA vs. The World All-Stars

  New York, New York

2018 European Championships   at 74kg
Win 81-16   Achsarbek Gulajev TF 10-0 May 5, 2018 2018 European Wrestling Championships   Kaspiysk, Dagestan, Russia
Loss 81-15   Soner Demirtaş 3-4
Win 81-14   Khetag Tsabolov Fall
Win 80-14   Avtandil Kentchadze 9-4
2018 Dan Kolov - Nikola Petrov   at 74 kg
Win 79-14   Magomedkhabib Kadimagomedov 10-6 March 22-25, 2018 2018 Dan Kolov - Nikola Petrov Ranking Series

  Sofia, Bulgaria

Win 78-14   Muhammed Akdeniz Fall
Win 77-14   Dzhemal Ali 4-2
2018 Ukrainian Memorial   at 74 kg
Win 76-14   Franklin Gómez 4-0 February 23-25, 2018 2018 XXII Outstanding Ukrainian Wrestlers and Coaches Memorial

  Kiev, Ukraine

Win 75-14   Akhsarber Gulaev 5-0
Win 74-14   Taro Umebayashi 6-1
Win 73-14   Andrius Mazeika TF 10-0
Win 72-14   Gadzhimurad Omarov 6-4
2017 Alans 5th at 70 kg
Loss 71-14   Zaurbek Sidakov 6-9 November 17-19, 2017 2017 Alans Tournament

  Vladikavkaz, Russia

Win 71-13   Konstantin Khabalashvili 9-6
Win 70-13   Magomed Muslimov TF 11-1
2017 World Championship   at 70kg
Win 69-13   James Green 8-0 August 26, 2017 2017 World Wrestling Championships   Paris, France
Win 68-13   Yakup Gor 5-2
Win 67-13   Akzhurek Tanatarov TF 12-0
Win 66-13   Elaman Dogdurbek Uulu TF 12-0
Win 65-13   Ikhtiyor Navruzov 9-5
2017 Ion Cornianu & Ladislau Simon   at 70 kg
Win 64-13   Andriy Kviatkovskyi July 22-23, 2017 2017 Ion Cornianu & Ladislau Simon

  Bucharest, Romania

2017 Ali Aliev   at 70 kg
Win 66-13   Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran 6-2 July 6-10, 2017 2017 Ali Aliev

  Vladikavkaz, Russia

Win 65-13   Murad Kuramagomedov 12-5
Win 64-13   Alibek Akbaev TF 11-0
2017 Beat The Streets   at 65 kg
Win 63-13   Jordan Oliver 7-6 May 17, 2017 2017 Beat The Streets: Times Square

  New York, New York

2017 European Championship   at 70kg
Win 62-13   Magomedmurad Gadzhiev 4-3 May 2-7, 2017 2017 European Wrestling Championships   Novi Sad, Serbia
Win 61-13   Adrian Moise TF 10-0
Win 60-13   Mihai Sava TF 10-0
Win 59-13   Ruslan Dibirgadzhiyev 6-0
2017 Dan Kolov - Nikola Petrov 7th at 70 kg
Loss 58-13   Magomedrasul Gazimagomedov 2-4 April 8-9, 2017 2017 Dan Kolov - Nikola Petrov Ranking Series

  Ruse, Bulgaria

Win 59-12   Vikas TF 10-0
2016 Olympics   at 65kg
Win 58-12   Frank Molinaro 5-3 August 19, 2016 2016 Summer Olympics   Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Loss 57-12   Toghrul Asgarov 4-7
Win 57-11   Zurabi Iakobishvili 4-3
Win 56-11   David Safaryan 3-1
2016 European Championship   at 65kg
Win 55-11   Mustafa Kaya 8-6 March 8, 2016 2016 European Wrestling Championships   Riga, Latvia
Win 54-11   Aghahuseyn Mustafayev TF 11-1
Win 53-11   Semen Radulov TF 17-4
Win 52-11   Eduards Frolos TF 10-0
Win 51-11   Steven Graf TF 10-0
2016 Alexander Medved Prizes   at 65 kg
Loss 50-11   Soslan Ramonov 7-8 February 18-19, 2016 2016 Medved Cup and Pahlavani

  Minsk, Belarus

Win 50-10   Aliaksandr Kontoyeu 5-4
Win 49-10   Logan Stieber 10-8
Win 48-10   Dauren Zhumagazyev TF 12-2
Win 47-10   Gamlet Ramonov TF 12-2
2015 World Championship   at 65kg
Win 46-10   Ikhtiyor Navruzov 4-3 September 12, 2015 2015 World Wrestling Championships   Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 45-10   Ahmad Mohammadi Fall
Win 44-10   Toghrul Asgarov 10-5
Win 43-10   Kim Ju-Song 5-2
Win 42-10   Magomedmurad Gadzhiev 4-3
2015 Waclaw Ziolkowski Memorial   at 65 kg
Win 41-10   George Bucur 3-3 July 24-26, 2015 2015 Poland Open, Ziolkowski & Pytlasinski

  Warsaw, Poland

Win 40-10   Andrey Kviatkovski 9-4
Win 39-10   Rashid Mostoi TF 12-2
Win 38-10   Soslan Ramonov 4-3
2015 Spain Grand Prix   at 70 kg
Loss 37-10   James Green 5-5 July 11, 2015 2015 Grand Prix of Spain

  Madrid, Spain

Win 37-9   Cruiz Manning 6-3
Win 36-9   Airam Gonzalez TF 10-0
2015 European Games   at 65kg
Loss 35-9   Toghrul Asgarov Fall June 17, 2015 2015 European Games   Baku, Azerbaijan
Win 35-8   George Bucur 5-4
Win 34-8   Mustafa Kaya 10-7
Win 33-8   Avtandil Kentchadze 4-4
2015 U23 European Championship   at 65 kg
Win 32-8   Zurabi Iakobishvili 6-0 March 24-29, 2015 2015 U23 European ChampionshipS

  Wałbrzych, Poland

Win 31-8   Magomed Muslimov 12-11
Win 30-8   Maxim Perpelia TF 10-0
Win 29-8   Norbert Lukacs TF 10-0
Win 28-8   Randy Vock TF 10-0
2015 Alexander Medved Prizes 7th at 65 kg
Loss 27-8   Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran 3-9 March 5-7, 2015 2015 Medved Cup and Pahlavani

  Minsk, Belarus

Loss 27-7   Magomed Kurbanaliev 3-5
Win 27-6   Aleksander Pauliachenko TF 13-2
Win 26-6   Malkhaz Zarkua 10-2
2014 Kunayev D.A. International   at 65 kg
Loss 25-6   Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran 2-5 July 26-27, 2014 2014 Kunayev D.A. International

  Taraz, Kazakhstan

Win 20-5   Malkhaz Zarkua 6-1
Win 19-5   Kanat Mussabekov TF 12-2
2014 Spain Grand Prix   at 65kg
Win 18-5   Aaron Pico 4-2 July 5, 2014 2014 Grand Prix of Spain

  Madrid, Spain

Win 17-5   Istvan Nemeth TF 10-0
Win 16-5   Gianluca Coco TF 14-1
2014 Sassari City 8th at 65kg
Loss 15-5   David Safaryan 6-7 May 31, 2014 2014 Sassari City Tournament

  Sassari, Italy

Win 15-4   Gianluca Coco TF 12-2
2014 Ali Aliev   at 65 kg
Win 14-4   Narek Sirunyan 8-0 May 24-25, 2014 2014 Ali Aliev

  Makhachkala, Russia

Loss 13-4   Tital Dshafaroyan
Win 13-3   Ikhtiyor Navruzov
Win 12-3   Hovsepyan TF 12-2
2014 Yasar Dogu   at 65 kg
Win 11-3   Magomed Muslimov 8-3 February 15, 2014 2014 Yasar Dogu Ranking Series

  Istanbul, Turkey

Win 10-3   Aghahuseyn Mustafayev 10-3
Win 9-3   Dovletmyrat Orazgylyjov 11-4
Win 8-3   Ganzorigiin Mandakhnaran 10-5
Win 7-3   Azat Mirakhimov 10-4
2011 World Championship 12th at 55kg
Loss 6-3   Mihran Jaburyan 3-7, 7-0, 2-3 September 18, 2011 2011 World Wrestling Championships   Istanbul, Turkey
Loss 6-2   Viktor Lebedev 0-1, 1-1
Win 6-1   Sarunas Jurcys 1-1, 6-0
Win 5-1   Rahul Aware 1-2, 7-2, 4-1
2010 World Championship   at 55kg
Win 4-1   Kim Hyo-Sub 1-0, 2-3, 5-1 September 10, 2010 2010 World Wrestling Championships   Moscow, Russia
Loss 3-1   Viktor Lebedev 0-1, 0-1
Win 3-0   Hassan Rahimi 1-0, 2-0
Win 2-0   Serhiy Ratushniy 2-0, 2-0
Win 1-0   Krasimir Krastanov 1-1, 3-1

Awards and honorsEdit

2019
  •   World Championships (74 kg)
  •   Dan Kolov - Nikola Petrov Tournament (74 kg)
2018
  •   Yasar Dogu (74 kg)
  •   Mediterranean Games (74 kg)
  •   European Championships (74 kg)
  •   Dan Kolov - Nikola Petrov Tournament (74 kg)
  •   International Ukrainian Tournament (74 kg)
2017
  •   World Championships (70 kg)
  •   Ion Corneanu & Ladislau Simon Memorial (70 kg)
  •   Ali Aliev Tournament (70 kg)
  •   European Championships (70 kg)
2016
  •   Olympic Games (65 kg)
  •   European Championships (65 kg)
  •   Alexander Medved Prizes (65 kg)
2015
  •   World Championships (65 kg)
  •   Waclaw Ziolkowski Memorial (65 kg)
  •   Grand Prix of Spain (70 kg)
  •   European Games (65 kg)
2014
  •   International D. A. Kunaev Tournament (65 kg)
  •   Grand Prix of Spain (65 kg)
  •   Ali Aliev Tournament (65 kg)
  •   Yasar Dogu (65 kg)
2013
  •   Henri Deglane Challenge (66 kg)
  •   Grand Prix of Spain (66 kg)
2011
  •   World Cup (55 kg)
2010
  •   World Championships (55 kg)
  •   Pan American Championships (55 kg)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Frank Chamizo, il ragazzo venuto da Cuba per diventare grande".
  2. ^ a b "A Coca-Cola Career, And Son's Olympic Success, Are a Father's Dreams Come True". October 26, 2016.
  3. ^ "Frank Chamizo: "Nonna aveva fame, io ho venduto la divisa"". September 21, 2016.

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