Ruslan Ashuraliyev

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRuslan Nuraliyevich•Ashuraliyev
Used nameRuslan•Ashuraliyev
Original nameРуслан Нуралиевич•Ашуралиев
Born20 February 1950 in Makhachkala, Respublika Dagestan (RUS)
Died27 November 2009 in Makhachkala, Respublika Dagestan (RUS)
Measurements174 cm / 74 kg
AffiliationsUrozhai Mashachkala
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


Ruslan Ashuraliyev took up wrestling in 1965. A freestyle wrestler, Ashuraliyev competed in the first part of his career as a lightweight and won bronze at the 1972 Olympics. After the Olympics, he switched to welterweight and was the World Champion in that class in 1974 and 1975 and European Champion in 1974. He also won silver at the 1973 World Championships, won a World Cup in 1976 and also participated at the 1976 Olympics, where he finished an unfortunate fourth. At the Soviet Championships, Ashuraliyev won five Soviet titles (1971, 1973-74, 1976-77). After finishing his sporting career, Ashuraliyev worked as a wrestling coach and later also entered local politics, serving two terms in the Republic of Dagestan parliament. From 2000 until his death in 2009, Ashuraliyev worked as a director of Dagestan Polytechnic College.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1972 Summer Olympics Wrestling URS RUS Ruslan Ashuraliyev
Lightweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1976 Summer Olympics Wrestling URS RUS Ruslan Ashuraliyev
Welterweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) 4