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Aleksandr Ivanitsky

Full name: Aleksandr Vladimirovich Ivanitsky
Original name: Александр Владимирович Иваницкий
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2 (189 cm)
Weight: 234 lbs (106 kg)
Born: October 8, 1937 in Yarovo, Donetsk, Ukraine
Affiliations: CSKA Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Aleksandr Ivanitsky was born in Ukraine, but grew up in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), where his family had fled during World War II. Ivanitsky took up wrestling in 1954 and was selected for the Soviet national team in 1961. Ivanitsky, who competed exclusively in the freestyle heavyweight class, made his international début at the 1962 World Championships, where he won a gold medal and was undefeated for the next four years until another great Soviet freestyle wrestler, Aleksandr Medved, moved up to the heavyweight division. Ivanitsky won Olympic gold in 1964 and, in addition to his 1962 World title, also won World titles in 1963 and 1965-66. Domestically, Ivanitsky won two Soviet titles (1964, 1965), four silver medals (1960, 1962, 1963, 1966) and one bronze (1961).

After finishing his sporting career, Ivanitsky worked as a sports journalist. From 1973-91 Ivanitsky was chief sports editor for the USSR State Committee on Television and Radio (Gosteleradio) that operated all the Soviet national radio and TV stations. He was also the main organizer of the broadcasts for the 1980 Olympics. After the fall of the Soviet Union and the shutdown of Gosteleradio, Ivanitsky moved to the newly created TV channel RTR, where he served as chief sports editor. Ivanitsky has also written books and TV documentary scripts about sports and worked as a journalism lecturer with Lomonosov Moscow State University.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 1964-10-11
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #1 1T 1964-10-14 Ivanitsky (URS) draw, Akhmedov (BUL)
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four 1 1964-10-14 2
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four Match #3 1 1964-10-14 Ivanitsky (URS) decision, Stîngu (ROU) 1
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three 1 1964-10-13 1
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #4 1 1964-10-13 Ivanitsky (URS) fall (2:25), Reznák (HUN) 0
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two 1 1964-10-12 1
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #3 1 1964-10-12 Ivanitsky (URS) decision, Kristoff (USA) 1
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One 1T 1964-10-11 0
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One Match #3 1 1964-10-11 Ivanitsky (URS) fall (0:59), Tserendonoin (MGL) 0
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