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Khetag Gazyumov (also Gozyumov, Ossetian: Гозымты Русланы фырт Хетæг, Gozymty Ruslany fyrt Xetæg; Russian: Хетаг Русланович Гозюмов, Hetag Ruslanovič Gozümov; Azerbaijani: Xetaq Qazümov; born 24 April 1983) is retired Russian and Azerbaijani freestyle wrestler of Ossetian origin. Competing in the 96 kg weight category he won bronze medals at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics and a silver at the 2016 Rio Games.[1] He also won four gold and four silver medal at the European and world championships in 2009–2014 and a gold medal at the 2015 European Games.[4]

Khetag Gazyumov
Khetag Gazyumov at the 2016 Summer Olympics awarding ceremony2.jpg
Gazyumov at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Nickname(s)Mustang
Born24 April 1983 (1983-04-24) (age 36)
Suadag, North Ossetia, Russia[1]
EducationGorsky State Agrarian University[2]
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)[3]
Sport
SportWrestling
Event(s)Freestyle
ClubAtasport[2]
Coached byFirdovsi Umudov
Marik Tedeyev
Magomed Aliomarov[2]

Gazyumov took up wrestling in 1990 and started competing in 1994. He eventually developed a cardiac arrhythmia, which led to his collapse after the quarterfinal match at the 2012 Olympics.[2]

CareerEdit

Fighting at the Summer Olympics 2008, 2012Edit

 
At the ceremony of awarding the 2012 Olympics (far right)

At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing on his way to his bronze medal, Khetag won strong wrestlers M.Gusman (POL), Vincent Aces (FRA), Kurban Kurbanov (UZB), Georgy Tibilov (UKR). And only an annoying loss with a minimum score in the semi-final Shirvani Muradova (Russia), who became the winner of the tournament, did not give Khetagh to become an Olympic champion.

The Olympic carpet of London can not be called successful for Khetag. Having started the tournament well, he then lost to Ukrainian Valeri Andrejtsev, in view of the sharply deteriorating state of health. He was already taken to the hospital when he found out that he had the opportunity to qualify for a bronze medal. Khetag urged the doctors to turn around and take him back. He was given a dropper, and in this condition he went out to fight with a representative of Tajikistan. Won and won his second bronze medal, truly equivalent to gold.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Xetaq Qazyumov. Sports-Reference.com
  2. ^ a b c d Khetag Goziumov. nbcolympics.com
  3. ^ Khetag Goziumov Archived 2016-08-26 at the Wayback Machine. rio2016.com
  4. ^ Gazumov, Khetag (AZE). iat.uni-leipzig.de