Arawat sabejew grew up in Karaganda and began there under the guidance of his father Sergei the rings . At the age of 19 he already reached the top class of Soviet wrestlers in free style, which is at an internationally high level.
In 1987 he made his debut on the international wrestling mat for the Soviet Union. He was 1.90 m tall and weighed about 100 kg. In Burnaby , Canada, he was junior heavyweight champion. In 1988 he was also the European Junior Champion in Wałbrzych / Poland. In 1989 he was used for the first time at a European Senior Championship and was European Champion in Ankara . In 1990 he won the European Championship again in Poznan . In the final he beat Andrzej Radomski from Poland. In a preliminary round fight , he defeated Heiko Balz from Luckenwalde , with whom he should have many more duels in the future.
In 1991 it was the political upheaval in the Soviet Union that prompted him to relocate to the Federal Republic of Germany. In the then federal capital Bonn he joined the TKSV Bonn Duisdorf. Aravat Sabejef won all of his Bundesliga fights for the TKSV. Although it was naturalized very quickly, it still lost 1991 and 1992 as international competition years. Then he joined the VfK Schifferstadt , where he was looked after by Willi Heckmann . In 1993 he started for the Federal Republic for the first time at the European Championships and won the European Championship again.
There was a setback for him at the 1993 World Cup in Toronto . Sabeev had trained almost 10 kg body weight so that Heiko Balz, who won the silver medal in the heavyweight division in Barcelona in 1992, could start in his weight class. Sabeev reached the 5th place. Since this year's world champion, Abbas Jadidi from Iran, was subsequently disqualified for gross unsportsmanlike conduct, Sabeev moved up to 4th place.
In 1994, Sabeev successfully focused on the World Cup in Istanbul . There he defeated John Roussow from South Africa , Mark Kerr from the USA, David Musuľbes from Russia and Davud Məhəmmədov from Azerbaijan and became world champion. In 1995 he reached bronze at the European Championships, at the World Championships in Atlanta he came in second behind the American Kurt Angle .
In the 1996 Olympic year, Sabeev had major injury problems in one knee. As it turned out later, his knee injury was so severe that he shouldn't have been wrestling. At the European Championships he only came in fifth place. At the Olympic Games in Atlanta, Sabeev won the bronze medal despite the injury.
In the following years, Sabeev could no longer place himself on the medal spots as often. But he was the third winner at the European Championships in 1997 and vice-European champion at the European Championships in 2000. In addition, he achieved many very good results in a few other tournaments.
Sabeev ended his international wrestling career after the 2000 Olympic season, but still wrestled very successfully for VfK Schifferstadt in the Bundesliga for a few years. After he was a member of the Bundeswehr during his active career, he worked as a commercial clerk after his career.
(OS = Olympic Games, WM = World Championship, EM = European Championship, F = Freestyle, Hs = light heavyweight, up to 90 kg and from 1997 up to 97 kg body weight, S = heavyweight, up to 1996 up to 100 kg body weight, SS = super heavyweight, up to 1996 over 100 kg and from 1997 from 97 kg to 130 kg body weight)
- 1987, 1st place , Junior World Championships in Burnaby / Canada , F, S, ahead of Sven Thiele , GDR and Marin Michailow, Bulgaria ;
- 1988, 1st place , European Junior Championships in Wałbrzych / Poland , F, S, ahead of Senol Karagöz, Turkey and Sotir Gentschew, Bulgaria;
- 1989, 1st place , Junior World Cup tournament in St.Johns / Canada, F, S, in front of Kurt Angle , USA and Anoyama, Japan ;
- 1989, 1st place , EM in Ankara , F, S, ahead of Ayık Sezgin , Turkey, Stojan Nentschew, Bulgaria, Sándor Kiss, Hungary , Torsten Wagner , GDR and Dimitrios Boudouris, Greece ;
- 1990, 1st place , EM in Posen , F, S, ahead of Andrzej Radomski , Poland, Mahmut Demir , Turkey, Heiko Balz, GDR, Nentschew and Kiss;
- 1993, 1st place , "Alexander Medwed" tournament in Minsk , F, S, in front of Balz, Mark Kerr , USA, Sjarhej Dzjamtschenka and Ihar Bajartschuk, bde. Belarus ;
- 1993, 1st place , Grand Prix Acropolis in Athens , F, S, ahead of Dokimitris, Greece and Sami, Syria ;
- 1993, 1st place , EM in Istanbul , F, S, ahead of Aleksij Nitschepurenko, Ukraine , Ali Kayalı , Turkey, Krassimir Kotschew, Bulgaria, Marek Garmulewicz , Poland and Arvi Aavik , Estonia ;
- 1993, 4th place , World Cup in Toronto , F, Hs, behind Melvin Douglas , USA, Eldari Luka Kurtanidze , Russia and Macharbek Chadarzew , Russia and in front of Abil Bairamuchow , Kazakhstan ;
- 1994, 1st place , World Championship in Istanbul , F, S, ahead of Davud Məhəmmədov, Azerbaijan, David Musuľbes , Russia, Nitschepurenko, Ayob Banynosvat, Iran and Ahmet Doğu , Turkey;
- 1995, 3rd place , EM in Freiburg im Üechtland / Switzerland , F, S, behind Musuľbes and Milan Mazáč , Slovakia and ahead of Arvi Aavik, Estonia, Kenan Şimşek , Turkey and József Glázer, Hungary;
- 1995, 2nd place , World Championships in Atlanta , F, S, behind Angle and in front of Jadidi, Sjarhej Kawaleuski , Belarus, Jambulat Tedejew , Ukraine and Mazáč;
- 1996, 5th place , EM in Budapest , F, S, behind Garmulewicz, Mazáč, Musuľbes and Kawaleuski and in front of Serhij Prjadun, Ukraine;
- 1996, bronze medal , OS in Atlanta, F, S, behind Angle and Abbas Jadidi and in front of Kawaleuski, Garmulewicz and Konstantin Alexandrow, Kyrgyzstan ;
- 1997, 2nd place , World Cup tournament in Stillwater / USA, F, Hs, behind Mike van Arsdale, USA and in front of Kawaleuski and Wilfredo Morales , Cuba ,
- 1997, 3rd place , EM in Warsaw , F, Hs, behind Kurtanidze, Georgia and Garmulewicz and in front of Aslan Chagurow, Russia, Doğu and Davud Məhəmmədov, Azerbaijan ;
- 1997, 1st place , Baltic Sea Games in Šiauliai / Lithuania , F, Hs, ahead of Balz and Semartow, Russia;
- 1997, 10th place , World Cup in Krasnoyarsk , F, Hs, winner: Kuramagomed Kuramagomedow , Russia ahead of Doğu, Kurtanidze and Bairamuchow;
- 1999, 5th place , World Cup tournament in Spokane / USA, F, Hs, behind Alireza Heidari , Iran, Balz, Morales, J. Mc Grew, USA and in front of Dean Schmeichel, Canada;
- 1999, 2nd place , World Military Games in Zagreb , F, Hs, behind Giorgi Gogschelidze , Russia and in front of Serhij Prjadun ;
- 2000, 1st place , Olympic qualification tournament in Minsk, F, Hs, ahead of Wadym Tassoew , Ukraine, Joe Sharoll, USA and Zoltán Farkas, Hungary;
- 2000, 1st place , Olympic qualification tournament in Tokyo , F, Hs, in front of Dominik Black, USA, Agwaansamdangiin Süchbat , Mongolia and Aljaksandr Schamarau, Russia;
- 2000, 2nd place , EM in Budapest , F, Hs, behind Sagid Murtasalijew , Russia and in front of Tassoew, Aftandil Xanthopoulos , Greece and Georgi Torschenaya, Netherlands;
- 2000, 9th place , OS in Sydney , F, Hs, winner: Murtasalijew ahead of Bairamuchow and Kurtanidze;
- 2000, 2nd place , World Military Championships in Camp Lejeune / USA, F, SS, behind Aydın Polatçı , Turkey and in front of An Yu, China
- 1993, 1st place, F, S, ahead of Heiko Balz , Luckenwalde and Olaf Reichenbach, Jena ,
- 1994, 2nd place, F, S, behind Balz and in front of Lars Petzold, Neckargartach ,
- 1995, 1st place, F, S, before Balz and Dirk Winterfeldt, Mülheim-Styrum ,
- 1996, 1st place, F, S, ahead of Balz and Petzold,
- 1997, 1st place, F, S, ahead of Balz and Ludwig Schneider , Köllerbach ,
- 1999, 2nd place, F, S, behind Balz and in front of Mesut Okcu , Aue
- International Wrestling Database of the Institute for Applied Training Sciences at the University of Leipzig
- Trade journal Der Ringer , numbers: 05/89, 05/90, 04/93, 05/93, 09/93, 09/94, 06/95, 09/95, 04/96, 09/96, 09/97, 02/00, 03/00, 04/00, 10/00
- Profile of Arawat Sabejew at the Institute for Applied Training Science
- Arawat Sabejew in the database of Sports-Reference (English; archived from the original )
- Portrait of Arawat Sabejew in engl. language
- Visit to the wrestling museum, far left Werner Schröter, right next to him Macharbek Chadarzew, first row penultimate person right Viktor Railean, far right Arawat Sabejew
- Article in the "Welt" from 2000
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Сабеев, Арават (Russian)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Soviet and German wrestlers|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 24, 1968|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Karaganda|