“I was born  on October 4, 1991.  I have started taking judo at the age of 7. My first coach’s name was Alexander Andreevich. My father brought me to judo. I was very ambitious in this sport.  I graduated from school number 56 in Baku. And as most sportsmen, I went to college to the Sports Academy.

My first international tournament was in September, 2007. It was the 1st Eurasian Cadet Sport Games in Brest, Belarus. I won the gold medal.”  –  Rustam Orujov

Rustam was awarded the first-degree order for “Service to the Motherland” in 2016. He has said in his interviews numerous times that he will never let his flag drop.