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HUSEYNOV Rafig
Azerbaijan
AZE
RafigHUSEYNOV
Date of Birth16/05/1988 - Daskend (UZB)
Age27
Height175 cm/5'9"
Weight80kg/176lbs
GenderM
Medals
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Profile

NicknameProfessor
School, universityAraz Ecology Lyceum No.291, Azerbaijan State University of Economics
Started competing1996
Language(s) spokenAzerbaijani, Turkish, Russian, English, Armenian
Club nameMinistry of Internal Affairs Sport Society (Dinamo Baku Sport club)
CoachRadik Huseynov
Hobbies

Reading, driving, resting in the lap of nature

Major sporting achievements

2015 WC (Team) (Tehran) – 1st
2011 ECh (Dortmund), 74kg – 1st
2008 EJCh, 74kg – 1st

Key: OG = Olympic Games | YOG = Youth Olympic Games |WCh = World Championships | WJCh = World Junior Championships | ECh = European Championship | EJCh = European Junior Championships |NCh = National Championships | NJCh = National Junior Championships

Most memorable performance

Winning gold at the 2011 European Wrestling Championship in Dortmund

Additional information / What would you like people to know about you?

I started wrestling when I was eight. My father made me and my two brothers wrestle, though I wasn't very enthusiastic about that. Gradually my interest increased. My father has played, and continues to play, a major role in my career as he is my coach. Every time I compete, I first of all think about how he is going to feel about my result. All my medals, all my victories belong to him. My main motivation is the pride of my parents. Buvaysar Saytiyev, Hamzay Yerlikaya, Farid Mansurov and Lionel Messi are my favourite sportsmen. My life inspiration is Heydar Aliyev.

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