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Adam Saitiev

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Nationality  Russian
Name  Adam Saitiev
Nieces  Amina Saitieva
Event(s)  Freestyle
Weight  82 kg
Sport  Wrestling
Height  1.78 m
Ethnicity  Chechen
Role  Olympic athlete

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Born  December 12, 1977 (age 38) (1977-12-12) Khasavyurt, Dagestan, Russia
Coached by  Viktor Alexeev, Abdul Saitiev
Siblings  Buvaisar Saitiev, Dzhenet Saitieva, Abdul-Khakim Saitiev, Malika Saitieva, Sultan Saitiev
Nephews  Alikhan Saitiev, Rakhim Saitiev
Similar People  Buvaisar Saitiev, Yoel Romero, Magomed Ibragimhalilovich Ibragimov

Adam saitiev v gabor hatos 2012 olympic qualification tournament

Adam saitiev 2000 wrestling competition

Wrestling career

Adam Hamidovich Saitiev, also spelled Saytiev, (Chechen: Адам Хамидович Сайтиев, born December 12, 1977) is a Russian wrestler of Chechen heritage, who won gold at the 2000 Summer Olympics for the Russian Federation at 85 kg cat. Adam also won the Wrestling World Championships in 1999 and 2002.


His elder brother Buvaisar Saitiev, also a wrestler, won gold in the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and again in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Adam initially started his senior-level international career at 69 kg, or around 152 lbs. He found the weight cut too severe, and soon moved up to 76 kg, where he was world champ in 1999. However, this was his elder brother Buvaisar's weight, and Adam wanted to compete alongside his brother at the Olympics, not compete with him for a spot on the team. Adam moved up to 85 kg, and despite being undersized, won two world-level titles at the weight.

Saitiev made a comeback in 2012. He found significant success, but in the Russian freestyle wrestling championships 2012 final match lost to Denis Tsargush (1-0; 1-0)

Adam is a recipient of the Order of Honor (2001) and Order of Friendship (2004).


Adam Saitiev Wikipedia