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Soslan Andiyev

Full name: Soslan Petrovich Andiyev
Original name: Сослан Петрович Андиев
Gender: Male
Height: 6'4" (194 cm)
Weight: 276 lbs (125 kg)
Born: April 21, 1952 in Vladikavkaz, Respublika Severnaya Osetiya-Alaniya , Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo Vladikavkaz, Vladikavkaz (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Soslan Andiyev was the dominant super-heavyweight freestyle wrestler of the 1970s. Gaining a spot on the Soviet wrestling team in 1973, he immediately impressed by defeating American giant Chris Taylor at a World Cup meet. His fame then only rose, as the tall North Ossetian won four World Championships (1973, 1975, 1977-78), two Olympic Games (1976, 1980) and three European Championships (1974-75, 1982). He also won the World Cup in 1976 and 1981 and silver at the 1974 World Championships and would have been a medal contender at the 1984 Olympics, had the Soviet not boycotted the games. At the Soviet Championships, Andiyev won seven titles (1973-78, 1980). After finishing his sporting career, Andiyev worked as a wrestling coach in Vladikavkaz. From 1990-98, he was also vice-president of the Russian National Olympic Committee. Andiyev was inducted into the FILA International Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2006.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Wrestling Men's Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Wrestling Men's Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Super-Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 1976-07-27
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #1 1 1976-07-31 Andiyev (URS) DQ (8:40), Gehrke (GDR)
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five 1 1976-07-30 2,0
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five Match #1 1 1976-07-30 Andiyev (URS) decision (11-5), Şimon (ROU) 1,0
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four 2 1976-07-30 1,0
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four Match #3 1 1976-07-30 Andiyev (URS) decision (8-3), Dinev (BUL) 1,0
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three 1T 1976-07-29 0,0
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #3 1 1976-07-29 Andiyev (URS) fall (0:44), Geris (CAN) 0,0
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two 1T 1976-07-28 0,0
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #2 1 1976-07-28 Andiyev (URS) fall (1:16), Jackson (USA) 0,0
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One 1T 1976-07-27 0,0
1976 Summer 24 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One Match #1 1 1976-07-27 Andiyev (URS) DQ (5:07), Balla (HUN) 0,0
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 1980-07-29
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Round One Match #1 1 1980-07-31 Andiyev (URS) decision (6-3), Sandurski (POL)
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Round Two Match #2 AC 1980-07-31 Andiyev (URS)
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four 2 1980-07-31 1,0
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four Match #2 1 1980-07-31 Andiyev (URS) fall (0:40), Sakho (SEN) 0,0
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three 2 1980-07-30 1,0
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #4 1 1980-07-30 Andiyev (URS) DQ (4:55), Balla (HUN) 0,0
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two 3 1980-07-30 1,0
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #4 1 1980-07-30 Andiyev (URS) fall (0:37), Odnoin (MGL) 0,0
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One 5T 1980-07-29 1,0
1980 Summer 28 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One Match #4 1 1980-07-29 Andiyev (URS) decision (7-5), Gehrke (GDR) 1,0