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Zagalav Abdulbekov

Full name: Zagalav Abdulbekovich Abdulbekov
Original name: Загалав Абдулбекович Абдулбеков
Gender: Male
Height: 5-2.5 (160 cm)
Weight: 137 lbs (62 kg)
Born: December 29, 1945 in Karata, Respublika Dagestan, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo Makhachkala, Makhachkala (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Zagalav Adbulbekov took up wrestling in 1961 and rose to be one of the world’s top featherweight freestylers in the early 1970s. During his career, Abdulbekov won 1972 Olympic gold and was World Champion in 1971 and 1973. He also won bronze at the 1969 World Championships. At the European Championships, Abdulbekov was less successful, winning only silver in 1973 and bronze in 1969 and 1975. At the Soviet Championships, Abdulbekov won four titles (1966, 1968, 1969, 1973). After finishing his sporting career, Abdulbekov worked as a wrestling coach, and coached the Soviet national freestyle wrestling team from 1974-80.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 26 München Wrestling Men's Featherweight, Freestyle Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Featherweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP
1972 Summer 26 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 1972-08-27
1972 Summer 26 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Six 1 1972-08-31 3,5
1972 Summer 26 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Six Match #1 1T 1972-08-31 Abdulbekov (URS) draw, Krastev (BUL) 2,0
1972 Summer 26 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five 1 1972-08-30 1,5
1972 Summer 26 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five Match #4 AC 1972-08-30 Abdulbekov (URS) 0,0
1972 Summer 26 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four 1T 1972-08-30 1,5
1972 Summer 26 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four Match #5 1 1972-08-30 Abdulbekov (URS) decision, Abe (JPN) 1,0
1972 Summer 26 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three 2 1972-08-29 0,5
1972 Summer 26 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #9 1 1972-08-29 Abdulbekov (URS) fall (3:25), Davis (USA) 0,0
1972 Summer 26 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two 3T 1972-08-28 0,5
1972 Summer 26 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #13 1 1972-08-28 Abdulbekov (URS) fall (2:19), Zevegiin (MGL) 0,0
1972 Summer 26 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One 7T 1972-08-27 0,5
1972 Summer 26 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One Match #13 1 1972-08-27 Abdulbekov (URS) decision, Tanner (SUI) 0,5
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