Freestyle wrestlers and their medals, 2012 Summer Olympics,
Men's 84 kg:
Gold: Sharif Sharifov, born in Makhachkala, Dagestan wrestled for Azerbaijan. The Dagestani News Agency --
-- reported Sharif as a Dagestani wrestler; all language-language outlets reports him as an Azeri wrestler. I cannot find information on when he moved from Makhachkala, Dagestan, to Baku, Azerbaijan. I'll bet, though, that he got his training in wonderful, mad, Dagestan. For more on Shariff, see, 2012 FILA Freestyle Wrestling World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan in this blog.
Imagges of Sharif:
Olympic champion on wrestling
Sharif Sharifov and Toghrul Asgerov,
back in Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug.15, 2012. Trend Photo.
Looks like Aagestani and Azeri are friends.
And I like the Hawaiian lei.
Silver: Jaime Yusept Espinal with, one supposes, joint citizenship with The Dominican Republic, where he was born, and Puerto Rico, where he lives.
Oops. Diamond Head, Honolulu
Jaime Yusept got friends.
Bronze: tie: Dato Marsagishvili is a frestyle wrestler from Georgia For more on Dato, see, 2012 FILA Freestyle Wrestling World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan in this blog.
and Ehsan Lashgari is a freestyle Iranian wrestler.