2009 Free Style Wrestling World Champion (Denmark)
Bronze medalist at 2006 and 2007 World Championships
Silver medalist at 2006 Asian Games.
Weight class – 74, 84 кg.
Zaurbek Sokhiev was born in 1986 and grew up in North Ossetia, but presently reprezents Uzbekistan.
He won the bronze medals at the 2006 and 2007 World Chapmionships. At the 2008 Olympic Games he was placed 9th.
During a single day at the 2009 World Championship in Denmark Zaurbek Sokhiev had to wrestle five matches and did not loose any of them. He proved himsel the best wrestler in 84 kg weight class, winning the gold medal. In a final match he defeated a very ambisious and strong wrestler from USA Jacob Herbert (see the picture).