Sahit Prizreni

Sahit Prizreni

Wrestling - Freestyle Schedule & Results

(Local) / 08:30 AM 21 Aug (Rio)
Men's Freestyle 65 kg Qualification

3 (Won)

1 (Lost)

Katai Yeerlanbieke

Sahit Prizreni

Sahit Prizreni

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Athlete Biography

Freestyle wrestler, Sahit Prezreni will make history in Rio becoming the first Australian to have carried another country’s flag at the Olympic Games.

With numerous international titles to his name, Prezreni was the pride of Albanian wrestling, competing at the Athens 2004 Olympics and being selected to carry his country's flag at the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Games.

The Victorian will now feature in the green and gold at Rio, after becoming an Australian citizen in 2014.

Prezreni, who competes in the 65kg weight division, proved he could match it with the best when he won a bronze medal at the 2007 Wresting World Championships. A few years later he claimed a silver medal at the European Championships in 2011.

The 33-year-old qualified for his third Olympics after claiming a silver medal in the 65kg division at the African/Oceania Olympic qualifiers in Algiers, Algeria. After winning back-to-back Australian titles in 2015 and 2016, Prezreni will be looking to make his mark at the first South American Games.

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Fast Facts

Olympic Information

  • 2004 Athens - 17th 2008 Beijing - 16th

Recent Performances

  • 2nd (Freestyle -65kg) 2016 African/Oceania Olympic qualifiers (Algiers, Algeria)
  • 1st – (Freestyle -65kg) 2016 Australian National Championships (Tottenham, Melbourne)
  • 1st – (Freestyle -65kg) 2015 Australian National Championships (Canberra, Australia
  • 1st – (Freestyle -65kg) - 2015 Canada Cup of International Wrestling (Guelph, Canada)

Career Highlights

  • 2002 - Junior European Championship bronze
  • 2007 - Senior World Championship bronze
  • 2011 - Ssenior European Championship silver


  • Primary
    Bajram Curri - kukes- Albania
  • Secondary
    Besnik Sykja- Tirane- Albania
  • Tertiary
    Physical Education- Vojo Kushi-A.E.F.S - 2002-2009


  • Coach
    Sam Parker (2012-current)
  • Club
    Australia Vic
  • Primary Training Base
  • Secondary Training Base


Favourite food
Favourite holiday destination
I haven't been on a holiday for a long time but I would like to go to Costa Rica
Favourite music
Traditional Albanian music
I would spend my last $10 on
A bottle of water and a sandwich
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be