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Sharif Naidhajavovich Sharifov (Russian: Шариф Наидгаджавович Шарифов, Azerbaijani: Şərif Şərifov; born November 11, 1988 in Gunukh, Charodinsky District, Dagestan) is a Russian-Azerbaijani male wrestler of Avar descent. Sharifov finished first in the world championship and won bronze in the European championship.[1] At the 2012 Summer Olympics Sharifov won a gold medal in the 84 kg event after defeating Puerto Rican Jaime Espinal.[2]

Sharif Sharifov
Шарип Шарипов
2016 Summer Olympics, Men's Freestyle Wrestling 86 kg awarding ceremony 6.jpg
Personal information
Full nameSharif Naidhajavovich Sharifov
National team Azerbaijan
Born (1988-11-11) 11 November 1988 (age 31)
Gunukh, Charodinsky District, Dagestan, Russia
ResidenceMakhachkala, Russia
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight86 kg (190 lb)
97 kg (214 lb)
ClubGamidov WC
Atasport (AZE)
Coached byAnvar Magomedgadzhiev, Omar Kuramagomedov (RUS)

He won a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics, where he beat Bi Shengfeng and Zbigniew Baranowski before losing to Abdulrashid Sadulaev. Sharifov won the bronze medal after beating Pedro Ceballos in the repechage.[3]


  1. ^ "Azerbaijani wrestlers Sharif Sharifov, Maria Stadnik called best in the world". 2012-02-09. Retrieved 2012-05-28.
  2. ^ CBS News. Sharif Sharifov of Azerbaijan wins Olympic wrestling gold medal in men's 84-kilogram freestyle
  3. ^ "Rio 2016 - Men's Freestyle 86 kg". 20 August 2016. Archived from the original on 22 September 2016. Retrieved 3 October 2017.

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