Gennadi Kasbekowitsch Lalijew (born March 30, 1979 ) is a Kazakh wrestler who also started for Russia and is of Ossetian origin. He won a silver free style welterweight medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics .
Gennady Laliyev started wrestling in 1989 as a teenager. He comes from an Ossetian wrestling family. Like him, his brother Vadim Lalijew belongs to the absolute top class of freestyle wrestlers. He concentrated fully on free style and had his first major success in 1994 as a 15-year-old when he became Junior World Champion (Cadets = age group up to 16 years of age) starting for Russia in Frankfort in the weight class up to 76 kg body weight (KG) .
In 1995 he repeated this title and became junior world champion for the second time, this time in the weight class up to 83 kg. Finally, he became Junior European Champion in 1997 in Istanbul in the weight class up to 76 kg before İbrahim Katkıcı, Turkey and Taimuras Lobschanidze, Georgia .
Because of the extremely strong competition in Russia, Gennadi Lalijew decided to start immediately for Kazakhstan in 1999. He settled in Almaty and trained there with Alan Techow and Tusibchan Saichanow. He also completed training as a coach, so that he can become a coach at the end of his career.
In 1999, already starting for Kazakhstan, he finished 3rd at the Asian championship in Tashkent in the welterweight division behind Ruslan Kinchagov from Uzbekistan and Nurbek Isabekow from Kyrgyzstan . At the World Cup this year in Ankara he lost after two wins against Alik Musajew from Ukraine just on points and therefore only came in 13th place.
In 2000 he qualified in several tournaments for participation in the Olympic Games in Sydney . Among other things, he also struggled in Leipzig , where he took 2nd place behind his Russian compatriot Nasir Gadžihanov , who competed in Leipzig for Macedonia . In Sydney he won welterweight victories over Tümen-Öldsiin Mönchbajar from Mongolia and Pejman Dorostkar from Iran, before losing in his third fight against Brandon Slay from the United States. Another victory over Ruslan Kinchagov then only brought him to 4th place, with which he narrowly missed the bronze medal.
At the 2001 World Cup in Sofia , Gennadi Lalijew retired early on after a defeat against Árpád Ritter from Hungary and a victory over Almasbek Ergeschow from Kyrgyzstan and only reached 18th place. He fared much better at the 2002 World Cup in Tehran , where he again narrowly missed a medal in the welterweight division with two wins and one defeat and finished in 4th place.
He also took 4th place at the 2003 Asian Championships in New Delhi . But in the same year he won his first senior medal at the World Championships in New York . He defeated there u. a. the 2000 Olympic lightweight champion Daniel Igali from Canada and the strong Hungarian Árpád Ritter, before losing to Murad Hajdarau from Belarus in the semifinals . In the battle for the bronze medal, he then defeated Madi Habibi from Iran on points.
The 2004 Olympic Games in Athens became the highlight of his wrestling career. Welterweight he defeated Nate Ackerman , United Kingdom , Arayik Gevorgyan of Armenia , Joe E. Williams from the United States and. Iván Fundora from Cuba and was there in the final against the super wrestler Buwaissar Saitijew from Russia. He clearly lost this fight with 0: 3 rounds and 0: 7 techn. Points, but had the silver medal for sure.
After Athens, Gennadi Lalijew switched to the middleweight division (class up to 84 kg body weight) in order to avoid the endless training. In this weight class he was only able to win a medal at the Asian Games 2006 in Almaty with 3rd place. At the 2007 World Cup in Baku , he lost after two wins against the Turkish Serhat Balcı and came in 12th place. In 2008 he managed to qualify again for the Olympic Games in Beijing with a 2nd place at the qualifying tournament in Warsaw . In Beijing he lost his first fight against Zaurbek Soxiyev from Uzbekistan and came in 13th place in the final score.
|1994||1.||Junior World Championships (Cadets) in Frankfort / USA||up to 76 kg body weight||in front of Sujeet Maan, India a . Narinbek Durbolan, Kyrgyzstan|
|1995||1.||Junior World Championships (Cadets)||up to 83 kg body weight||before Boris Tujew, Armenia a . Taşkın Özkale , Turkey|
|1997||1.||Junior European Championship in Istanbul||Welter||in front of İbrahim Katkıcı, Turkey, Taimuras Lobschanidze, Georgia a . Felix Polianidis , Greece|
|1999||3.||Asian Championship in Tashkent||Welter||behind Ruslan Kinchagov , Uzbekistan a . Nurbek Isabekow, Kyrgyzstan, in front of Massoud Jamshidi , Iran|
|1999||13.||World Cup in Ankara||Welter||with victories over Nurbek Isabekow u. Lazaros Loizidis , Greece a. a loss to Alik Musayev , Ukraine|
|2000||1.||Olympic qualification tournament in Minsk||Welter||before Ruslan Kinchagov, Árpád Ritter , Hungary a . Radosław Horbik , Poland|
|2000||2.||Olympic qualification tournament in Leipzig||Welter||behind Nasir Gadžihanov , Macedonia , in front of Ruslan Kinchagov, Marcin Jurecki, Poland a. Rodion Kertanti, Slovakia|
|2000||13.||Olympic qualification tournament in Tokyo||Welter||Winner: Árpád Ritter before Rodion Kertanti u. Kunihiko Obata, Japan|
|2000||4th||OS in Sydney||Welter||with victories over Tümen-Öldsiin Mönchbajar , Mongolia a . Pejman Dorostkar , Iran, a loss to Brandon Slay , USA a. a victory over Ruslan Kinchagov|
|2001||2.||East Asian Games in Osaka||Welter||behind Moon Eui-jae , South Korea , in front of Kunihiko Obata u. Baltaja Batschuluun, Mongolia|
|2001||18th||World Cup in Sofia||Welter||after a defeat against Árpád Ritter u. a victory over Almasbek Ergeschow, Kyrgyzstan|
|2002||4th||World Cup in Tehran||Welter||with victories over Magomedali Gadschilalow, Uzbekistan a. Bagratuni Baragjan, Armenia a. a loss to Mehdi Hajizadeh Jouibari, Iran|
|2002||5.||Asian Games in Busan||Welter||behind Cho Byung-kwan, South Korea, Jussup Abdussalomow , Tajikistan , Mehdi Hajizadeh Jouibari u. Si Riguleng, China|
|2003||4th||Asian Championship in New Delhi||Welter||behind Jussup Abdussalomow, Ramazan Zadeh, Iran u. Sujeet Maan, India|
|2003||3.||World Cup in New York||Welter||with victories over Nathanael Ackerman , Great Britain , Talant Jekschenow, Kyrgyzstan, Daniel Igali , Canada and Árpád Ritter, one defeat against Murad Hajdarau , Belarus a . a victory over Hadi Habibi, Iran|
|2003||1.||Asian Cup in Almaty||Welter||in front of Jalal Latifi, Iran a. Chuluundawaagiin Monk Bayar , Mongolia|
|2004||2.||"Ivan Yarigin" tournament in Krasnoyarsk||Welter||behind Ruslan Kokajew , Russia and before Sergei Witkowski, Russia a. Magomed Issagadschiev, Kazakhstan|
|2004||silver||OS in Athens||Welter||with victories over Nathanael Ackerman, Araik Geworgjan , Armenia, Joe E. Williams , USA a. Iván Fundora , Cuba a. a loss to Buwaissar Saitijew , Russia|
|2005||3.||"Alexander Medved" tournament in Minsk||medium||behind Saschid Saschidow , Russia a. Magomed Kuruglijew , Kazakhstan, together with Wiktor Mucha, Ukraine|
|2006||5.||"Ivan Yarigin" tournament in Krasnoyarsk||medium||behind Adam Saitijew , Schirwani Muradow , Georgi Ketojew u. Novruz Temrezov , all Russia|
|2006||1.||Intern. Tournament in Kiev||medium||before Sergei Witkowski u. Yevgeny Kolomiyets, bde. Russia and Murad Hajdarau, Belarus|
|2006||3.||Asian Championship in Almaty||medium||behind Tschagnaadordschiin Gandsorig , Mongolia u. Zaurbek Soxiyev , Uzbekistan, in front of Majid Khodaei , Iran|
|2006||5.||Uzbekistan Independence Golden Grand Prix in Tashkent||medium||behind Muhammed Lawal , USA, Rewas Mindoraschwili , Georgia , Abdul Ammayev, Uzbekistan etc. Murad Hajdarau|
|2007||12.||World Cup in Baku||medium||with victories over Kimuli Joseph Ntege, Uganda a . Imants Lagodskis, Latvia and one loss to Serhat Balcı , Turkey|
|2008||5.||Olympic qualification tournament in Martigny / Switzerland||medium||behind Novruz Temrezov, Azerbaijan , Tschagnaadordschiin Gandsorig , Harutjan Jenokjan , Armenia a. Roilandi Zúñiga Herrera, Cuba|
|2008||2.||Olympic qualification tournament in Warsaw||medium||behind Taras Danko , Ukraine u. before Radosław Horbik, Árpád Ritter u. Piotr Ianulov, Moldova|
|2008||13.||OS in Beijing||medium||after a loss to Zaurbek Soxiyev|
Note: all competitions in free style, OS = Olympic Games, WM = World Championship, EM = European Championship, welterweight, until 2001 up to 76 kg, from 2002 up to 74 kg, middleweight, from 2002 up to 84 kg
- Database of the Institute for Applied Training Sciences at the University of Leipzig
- Trade journal Der Ringer
- US American and Iranian Wrestling Association websites
- Website "www.jwf.jp"
- Profile of Gennadi Lalijew at the Institute for Applied Training Science
- Gennadi Lalijew in the fight against Serhat Balci at the 2007 World Cup ( page no longer available )
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Laliev, Gennady Kazbekovich|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Russian or Kazakh wrestler|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 30, 1979|