“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.