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Zaurbek Sidakov


Zaurbek Sidakov is a middleweight freestyle wrestler for Russia. He won the Olympics back in 2020 and was a World Champion in 2018 and 2019.

Some of his biggest wins have come against Jordan Burroughs, Magomedkhabib Kadimagomedov, and Frank Chamizo in international competition.

Sidakov elected not to go to the 2021 World Championships and Russia was banned from the 2022 World Championships by United World Wrestling.



2015 Junior World Bronze Medalist (66kg)


2018 World Champion (74kg)

2019 World Champion (74kg)


2020 Olympic Champion (74kg)

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Akil Murugan
Akil Murugan
Senior Editor for Heavyweight Nation
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