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Ivan Bohdan

Full name: Ivan Havrylovych Bohdan
Original name: Іван Гаврилович Богдан
Other name(s): Ivan Gavrilovich Bogdan, Иван Гаврилович Богдан
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight: 238 lbs (108 kg)
Born: February 29, 1928 in Dmytro-Bilivka, Mykolaïv, Ukraine
Affiliations: VS Kyiv, Kyiv (UKR)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Ivan Bohdan, a Soviet Army officer from Ukraine, took up wrestling quite late, in 1950 when he was already 22-years-old and made the Soviet national team in 1958, when he won his first Soviet Greco-Roman heavyweight title. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, Bohdan was the most dominant Greco-Roman heavyweight in the world, winning the World title in 1958 and 1961 and Olympic title in 1960. Domestically, besides his 1958 title, Bohdan won two more Soviet titles in 1959 and 1961, silvers in 1955 and 1956 and a bronze in 1960. After finishing his sporting career, Bohdan worked as a wrestling coach in his native Ukraine.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 32 Roma Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1960 Summer 32 Roma Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #3 1T 1960-08-31 Bohdan (URS) , Kubát (TCH) draw
1960 Summer 32 Roma Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three 1 1960-08-30 2
1960 Summer 32 Roma Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #4 1 1960-08-30 Bohdan (URS) fall (10:29), Svensson (SWE) 0
1960 Summer 32 Roma Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two 3T 1960-08-29 2
1960 Summer 32 Roma Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #6 1T 1960-08-29 Bohdan (URS) , Dietrich (GER) draw 2
1960 Summer 32 Roma Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One 1T 1960-08-27 0
1960 Summer 32 Roma Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One Match #6 1 1960-08-27 Bohdan (URS) fall (5:47), Tarı (TUR) 0
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