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Shazam Safin

Full name: Shazam Sergeyevich Safin
Original name: Шазам Сергеевич Сафин
Gender: Male
Born: April 7, 1932 in Kochko-Pozharki, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Died: March 23, 1985 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: VS Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Shazam Safin was born to a Tatar family and was acquainted with the Tatar traditional wrestling style of köräş from a young age. His family moved to Moscow in 1939 and Safin took up Greco-Roman wrestling in 1947. The biggest achievement for Safin as a wrestler came at the 1952 Olympics, where he, a virtually unknown wrestler, won gold in Greco-Roman lightweight. Before the Olympics, Safin had only won bronze at the Soviet Championships, in 1951 in Greco-Roman lightweight and in 1952 in Greco-Roman welterweight, which would remain his only medals at the Soviet Championships. In 1953, to conclude his career, Safin won bronze at the World Championships in Greco-Roman lightweight.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Lightweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MMR/RE BP MR
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 1952-07-24 2-0
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #1 1 1952-07-27 Safin (URS) decision (3-0), Freij (SWE)
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Six 1 1952-07-27 2
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Six Match #2 AC 1952-07-27 Safin (URS) 0
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five 1 1952-07-27 2
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five Match #2 1 1952-07-27 Safin (URS) fall (2:46), Athanasov (TCH) 0
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four 1T 1952-07-26 2
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four Match #3 1 1952-07-26 Safin (URS) decision (3-0), Cuc (ROU) 1
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three 1 1952-07-26 1
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #6 1 1952-07-26 Safin (URS) fall (8:15), Rasmussen (DEN) 0
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two 1T 1952-07-25 1
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #7 1 1952-07-25 Safin (URS) fall (12:35), Eriksen (NOR) 0
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One 5T 1952-07-24 1
1952 Summer 20 Helsinki Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One Match #7 1 1952-07-24 Safin (URS) decision (3-0), Akbulut (TUR) 1