Rustam Assakalov

Rustam Skhatbievich Assakalov (Russian: Рустам Схатбиевич Ассакалов; born 13 July 1984) is a Russian-born Uzbekistani Greco-Roman wrestler of Adyg heritage. He won gold medals at the 2014 Asian Games and 2013 and 2015 Asian Championships, and silver medals at the 2018 Asian Games, 2015 World Championships and 2014 and 2018 Asian championships.[1]

Rustam Assakalov
Рустам Ассакалов
Rustam Assakalov 2018.jpg
Assakalov at the 2018 Asian games
Personal information
Full nameRustam Skhatbievich Assakalov
NationalityRussia Russian
Uzbekistan Uzbek
Born (1984-07-13) 13 July 1984 (age 35)
Novorossiysk, Russia
Alma materKuban State University
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Sport
CountryRussia
Uzbekistan (since 2012)[1]
SportGreco-Roman wrestling
ClubDynamo Taskent[2]
Coached byVladimir Kholodaev[1]
Kamil Fatkulin[2]
Ravshan Ruzikulov (national)
Salim Abduvaliev (personal)[1]

Assakalov took up wrestling in 1994 in Novorossiysk, Russia, following his father, a former wrestler.[1] He placed third at the 2009 Russian Championships.[3] His younger brother Bislan Assakalov is a World Cadet Champion.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f Rustam Assakalov. asiangames2018.id
  2. ^ a b "Assakalov, Rustam (UZB)". International Wrestling Database.
  3. ^ "Rustam Assakalov in the Russian GR Nationals 2009". wrestrus.ru.
  4. ^ "Brother is Cadet World Champion". novorab.ru.