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Shamil Sabirov

Full name: Shamil Altayevich Sabirov
Original name: Шамиль Алтаевич Сабиров
Gender: Male
Height: 5'3" (161 cm)
Weight: 106 lbs (48 kg)
Born: April 4, 1959 in Karpinsk, Sverdlovsk, Russia
Affiliations: Trud
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Shamil Sabirov took up boxing in 1973 and won his first Soviet Championship medal, a bronze, in 1979. In the same year Sabirov also won the European title. In 1980, Sabirov won the Soviet title and went to the Olympics as the clear light-flyweight favorite. As expected, Sabirov won the Olympic gold easily, but in the next year, at the European Championships, Sabirov lost unexpectedly to Ismail Mustafov of Bulgaria in the semi-final and had to settle for a bronze medal. In 1982, Sabirov lost in the first round at the World Championships to North-Korean Go Yong-Hwan. In 1983, Sabirov won his second and last Soviet title and retired from boxing in 1985 with a record of 160 wins in 180 bouts. Sabirov graduated from the All-Union Scientific Research Institute of Physical Culture with a candidate of sciences degree in pedagogy. After retiring from boxing Sabirov worked as a boxing referee and in 1993 he and his wife founded a successful company selling children's toys. In 2000, Sabirov began work as a boxing coach in his hometown of Krasnodar and in 2006 became active in politics, as a member of the Russian party Rodina.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Boxing Men's Light-Flyweight Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Light-Flyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR JF J1S J2S J3S J4S J5S TJP
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Boxing Soviet Union URS Final Round Match 1/2 1 1980-08-02 Sabirov (URS) , Ramos (CUB) decision 3 60 59 58 59 59 295
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Boxing Soviet Union URS Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1980-07-31 Sabirov (URS) , Li (PRK) decision 5 60 60 60 60 60 300
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Boxing Soviet Union URS Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1980-07-29 Sabirov (URS) , Geilich (GDR) decision 4 60 60 59 58 59 296
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Boxing Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #5 1 1980-07-25 Sabirov (URS) , Miguel (POR) decision 5 60 60 60 60 60 300
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Boxing Soviet Union URS Round One Match #9 1 1980-07-21 Sabirov (URS) bye