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Khadartsev Makharbek
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Makharbek Khadartsev  



One of the most distinguished free-style wrestling stars in recent history. 

Honored Sport Master of the USSR and Russia. 


Competition Weight Class: 90kg  



2 time Olympic Champion (1988, 1992) 

Silver medalist at Olympic Games in Atlanta 1996  

5 time World Champion (1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991)  

5 time European Champion (1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1995) 

Multiple time World Cup Winner 

Winner of the “Good Will Games” (1986) 

Winner of the several Grand Prix world competitions  

Champion of the USSR (1986-1988)  




M. Khadartsev was born in Suadag, North Ossetia. 

Two young boys, Makharber and his older brother Aslanbek, would come by bus to a youth sport club in Vladikavkaz, 40 km of Suadag, 4-5 times a week. Later on Aslanbek became a two time World Champion, competing in heavy weight class. He was going to get the Olympic gold medal as well, but unexpectedly died in a car crash. The loss of his beloved brother stunned Makharber, but did not turn him away from his glorious path to the highest sport tops. 




During the several years at the competitions of any level, there was no wrestler in the word who was able to overpower Makharber. He was making his fans happy bringing them great pleasure. 


Nowadays, Makharbek Khadartsev is a CEO and General Manager of the North Ossetian brewery corporation “Darial”. He is also an elected Member of the Parliament of Republic of North Ossetia – Alania.

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