Alym Achichaev was one of the best Soviet athletes in the 100kg weight class in the late 1970s.
He won the USSR championship in 1976, the USSR Cup in 1975 and held the title of the national champion in the snatch lift (1976, 1977) and in the cj lift (1975).
Besides his impressive presence on the weightlifting platform, Alym Achichaev is a historical figure. He was the first Chechen Olympic weightlifter to become the USSR champion. It took place in 1976 in Karaganda when Achichaev won the national title with the total of 380кг (172.5+207.5)!