Artur Taymazov (UZB) -- highlights ★ Legendary wrestler

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Artur Taymazov -- Freestyle wrestling
Weight class: 120 kg
Place of Birth: North Ossetia/Alania, Russia

Arthur B. Tajmazov (b. July 20, 1979 in the village of Nogir, North Ossetian ASSR) - Russian and Uzbek freestyle wrestler of Ossetian origin.

One of the most decorated fighters in the history of the sport. Three-time Olympic champion (2004, 2008 and 2012), silver medalist of the 2000 Olympic Games, the double world champion, two-time Asian champion, three-time champion of the Asian Games. The most titled athlete of Uzbekistan in all sports at the Olympic Games, winner of three of the six Olympic gold medals in the history of the country. After the Olympic Games in 2012 ended his career.

Champion of the World Youth Games in 1998, participating in a youth tournament in freestyle wrestling, Artur gradually progressed in the sport closer to its cherished goal.

At the Olympics in Sydney in 2000, he received the silver medal, losing in the final of his fellow countryman and teammate David David Musuľbes. In the following 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and 2008 in Beijing in freestyle wrestling he won all his rivals, thus becoming a two-time Olympic champion.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London Artur Taymazov, winning competitions in wrestling, he was the third freestyle wrestlers to win three Olympic gold medals. Before him such a sought Alexander Medved (1964, 1968 and 1972) and Buvaysar Saitiev(1996, 2004, 2008).