DOB: November 11, 1988
Career Highlights: Sharifov defeated American wrestling legend Cael Sanderson en route to his first world championship in 2011, capping off a big year for the 84 kg wrestler. Sharifov also finished third at the European championships and won a Golden Grand Prix event and the FILA Test Tournament. He earned a silver medal at the 2010 European championships and a bronze at the 2009 world championships.
Olympic History: None