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Medal record

Namig Abdullayev
Men’s Freestyle Wrestling
Competitor for  Azerbaijan
Olympic Games
Gold 2000 Sydney 55 kg
Silver 1996 Atlanta 52 kg
World Championships
Silver 1994 Istanbul 52 kg
Silver 1998 Tehran 54 kg
Silver 2002 Tehran 55 kg
Bronze 2006 Guangzhou 55 kg
Bronze 2007 Baku 55 kg
European Championships
Gold 1994 Rome 52 kg
Gold 1995 Fribourg 52kg
Bronze 1996 Budapest 52 kg
Silver 1997 Warsaw 52 kg
Gold 2003 Rijeka 54 kg
Silver 2006 Moscow 55 kg

Namig Yadulla oglu Abdullayev (born January 4, 1971, Baku) was an Azerbaijani Olympic Champion wrestler, winning a gold medal in freestyle for Azerbaijan at the 2000 Summer Olympics. He has also won three gold medals at the European Championships and 4 silver medals at the World Championships.

A three-time Olympian competing at several Summer Olympics, Abdullayev won the silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in the Mens Freestyle 52 kg and the gold in the Men's Freestyle 55 kg at the 2000 Summer Olympics. He also competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics, but was eliminated early.

Abdullayev is perhaps best known in the United States for his controversial 2000 Olympic gold-medal match against American Sammie Henson.[1] He retired in 2009.[2]

Personal life

Abdullayev is married and lives in Baku.[3]


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