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Abdulrashid Sadulaev


Abdulrashid Sadulaev is known to the world as one of the greatest freestyle wrestlers of all time, nicknamed “the tank” Sadulaev has a career record of 144-2.

His senior level career began in 2013, the same year he won the cadet World Championships. He would go on to win his first world title at the 2014 World Championships in Tashkent.

The only match he would lose after that would be in the 2017 World Finals were he would move from 86kg to 97kg to take the super match with Olympic Champion Kyle Snyder of the United States, he would end up losing by a point creating the only blemish on his career at a major tournament.

Throughout his career so far he has won 5 World Titles, and 2 Olympic Gold medals. He has said that he will be looking to retire after the 2024 Olympic Games and that his goal is to tie Aleksandr Medved. With Covid and the ban on Russia taking away a couple opportunities from him who knows how much longer his career will go.



2012 Cadet World Champion (76kg)

2013 Cadet World Champion (85kg)


2014 European Champion (86kg)

2018 European Champion (92kg)

2019 European Champion (97kg)

2020 European Champion (97kg)


2014 World Champion (86kg)

2015 World Champion (86kg)

2017 World Silver Medalist (97kg)

2018 World Champion (97kg)

2019 World Champion (97kg)

2021 World Champion (97kg)

2022 Worlds (DNC) Russian Ban


2016 Olympic Champion (86kg)

2020 Olympic Champion (97kg)

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Akil Murugan
Akil Murugan
Senior Editor for Heavyweight Nation
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