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Borys Hurevych

Full name: Borys Mykhailovych Hurevych
Original name: Борис Михайлович Гуревич
Other name(s): Boris Mikhaylovich Gurevich
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (182 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: February 23, 1937 in Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
Affiliations: SKA Kyiv, Kyiv (UKR)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Borys Hurevych, who competed exclusively in freestyle, took up wrestling in 1953 and was selected for the Soviet national team in 1960. Hurevych made his international début at the 1961 World Championships, where he won silver in the light-heavyweight division. Hurevych also competed at the 1962 World Championships, where he was fourth in the middleweight category but, due to fierce competition inside the Soviet national team, his next international appearance was at the 1967 European Championships, where he won gold as a middleweight. Hurevych also won the 1967 World middleweight title and went to the 1968 Olympics as a favorite for the freestyle middleweight title. He did not disappoint at the Olympics, capturing the gold medal, and also won gold at the 1969 World Championships. Hurevych last competed internationally at the 1970 European Championships, where he also won middleweight gold. Domestically, Hurevych won six Soviet titles: in light-heavyweight in 1957-58 and 1961 and in middleweight in 1965-67. After the fall of the Soviet Union, Hurevych emigrated to the United States, living in Chicago.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Freestyle Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Middleweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 1968-10-17
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #1 1T 1968-10-20 Hurevych (URS) , Gardzhev (BUL) draw
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Six 1 1968-10-20 2,5
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Six Match #1 1T 1968-10-20 Hurevych (URS) draw, Jigjidiin (MGL) 2,0
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five 1 1968-10-20 0,5
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five Match #3 AC 1968-10-20 Hurevych (URS) 0,0
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four 1 1968-10-20 0,5
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four Match #4 1 1968-10-20 Hurevych (URS) fall (0:49), Lara (CUB) 0,0
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three 1 1968-10-19 0,5
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #4 1 1968-10-19 Hurevych (URS) superiority, Grinstead (GBR) 0,5
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two 1T 1968-10-18 0,0
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #6 1 1968-10-18 Hurevych (URS) fall (10:36), Wypiorczyk (POL) 0,0
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One 1T 1968-10-17 0,0
1968 Summer 31 Ciudad de México Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One Match #6 1 1968-10-17 Hurevych (URS) fall (1:59), Nihon (BAH) 0,0