Ruslan Albegov

Further Personal Information
Residence
Vladikavkaz, RUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Russian
Higher education
Law - Gorsky State Agrarian University: Vladikavkaz, RUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up the sport at age 12 in Vladikavkaz, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"I liked playing football more but my elder brother Alan [who was also a weightlifter] insisted that I became one, too."
Club / Team
Central Sports Army Club [CSKA]: Russia
Name of coach
Pyotr Dzboev, RUS; Kazbek Zoloev, RUS; Marat Kozyrev, RUS
Training Regime
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International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Russia
Location
Belgorod, RUS
General Interest
Hobbies
Reading books. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2015)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold at the 2014 World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan. (Athlete, 14 Jul 2016)
Hero / Idol
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. (Athlete, 08 Nov 2015)
Injuries
In March 2018 he suffered a knee injury and was unable not compete at the 2018 Cup of Russia in Sochi, Russian Federation. (tass.ru, 18 Mar 2018)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2013 Male Lifter of the Year by the International Weightlifting Federation [IWF]. (iwf.net, 24 Mar 2014)

He was awarded the Order for Merits to the Fatherland [second grade] of the Russian Federation in recognition of the bronze medal he won at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (kremlin.ru, 13 Aug 2012)

He holds the title of Honoured Master of Sport in the Russian Federation. (minsport.gov.ru, 20 Dec 2017)

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