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Namig Abdullayev (Azerbaijani: Namiq Abdullayev, born 4 January 1971) is a retired Azerbaijani freestyle wrestler, who won a gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics, as well as three gold medals at European championships and three silver medals at world championships.[1]

Namig Abdullayev
Stamps of Azerbaijan, 2001-584.jpg
Personal information
Born4 January 1971 (1971-01-04) (age 48)
Baku, Azerbaijan SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight55 kg (121 lb)
Sport
SportFreestyle wrestling
ClubNeftçi, Baku

A three-time Olympian, Abdullayev won the silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in the 52 kg category and the gold in the 55 kg weight class at the 2000 Summer Olympics. He also competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics, but was eliminated early.

Abdullayev retired in 2009.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Abdullayev is married and lives in Baku.[3] He is the brother of world champion wrestler Arif Abdullayev.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Namiq Abdullayev. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ (in Russian) Легендарный азербайджанский борец Намик Абдуллаев уходит из большого спорта (Legendary Azerbaijani Wrestler Namiq Abdullayev Retiring). Day.az. 18 July 2009.
  3. ^ (in Russian) Azerbaijani Женился азербайджанский борец Намик Абдуллаев (Wrestler Namig Abdullayev Getting Married). day.az. 28 October 2008

External linksEdit

Olympic Games
Preceded by
Nazim Huseynov
Flagbearer for   Azerbaijan
Sydney 2000
Succeeded by
Nizami Pashayev