Khadzhimurat Soltanovich Gatsalov (Russian: Хаджимурат Солтанович Гацалов, born December 11, 1982 in Chikola, North Ossetia–Alania) is a Russian wrestler of Ossetian descent. As of February 2020, he represents Armenia.
|Native name||Хаджимурат Солтанович Гацалов|
|Full name||Khadzhimurat Soltanovich Gatsalov|
|Ethnicity||Digor - Ossetian|
|Born||11 December 1982|
North Ossetia–Alania, Russia
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Weight||125 kg (276 lb) |
96 kg (212 lb)
|Club||CSKA Wrestling Club |
American Kickboxing Academy (formerly)
|Coached by||Vladislav Ceboev (1997-)|
|Updated on 17 September 2008.|
Olympic Champion 2004, Five Times World Champion.
He won the gold medal in the freestyle 96 kg class in the 2004 Summer Olympics, he beat future UFC Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier in the semi-finals. He won five world medals in the 96 kg class at the FILA Wrestling World Championships. In 2013, he moved up to the 120 kg class and won a gold medal at the FILA Wrestling World Championships. He started his senior level competitive career at 84 kg in 2002 before moving up to 96 kg and 120 kg. Khadzhimurat is a devout Sunni Muslim
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- Biography on fila-wrestling.com[permanent dead link]
- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Khadzhimurat Gatsalov". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17.
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