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Shamil Serikov

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameShamil Karimovich•Serikov
Used nameShamil•Serikov
Original nameШамиль Каримович•Сериков
Other namesŞämil Karimulı Serikov, Шәміл Карімұлы Серіков
Born5 March 1956 in Almaty (KAZ)
Died22 November 1989 in Almaty (KAZ)
Measurements161 cm / 57 kg
AffiliationsDynamo Almaty, Almaty (KAZ)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Kazakhstan


Shamil Serikov took up wrestling in 1970 and was among the world’s best Greco-Roman bantamweight wrestlers in the late 70s. Serikov was Olympic Champion in 1980, World Champion in 1978-79 and European Champion in 1979. Serikov also won the 1978 Soviet title and ended his sporting career after placing fifth at the 1981 Europeans. After finishing his sporting career, Serikov worked as a wrestling coach in Kazakhstan, until he committed suicide.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1980 Summer Olympics Wrestling URS KAZ Shamil Serikov
Bantamweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold

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