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Gennady Korban

Full name: Gennady Vladimirovich Korban
Original name: Геннадий Владимирович Корбан
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: February 1, 1949 in Engels, Saratov, Russia
Affiliations: VS Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Gennady Korban took up wrestling in 1962, but was not selected to the Soviet team until 1978, although previously he had won gold at the 1973 Universiade. Korban, who competed in Greco-Roman middleweight throughout his entire career, was Olympic Champion in 1980, World Champion in 1979 and 1981, and European Champion in 1980-81. He also won silver at the 1980 World Cup and two Soviet titles in 1979 and 1980. After finishing his sporting career, Korban worked as a wrestling coach and, after the fall of the Soviet Union, later emigrated to Germany. Since 2007, an annual youth tournament in his honor has been held in Engels.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 1980-07-22
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Round One Match #1 1 1980-07-24 Korban (URS) decision (13-7), Pavlov (BUL)
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Round Two Match #2 AC 1980-07-24 Korban (URS)
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four 1T 1980-07-24 1,0
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four Match #2 1 1980-07-24 Korban (URS) decision (11-4), Dołgowicz (POL) 1,0
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three 1T 1980-07-23 0,0
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #1 1 1980-07-23 Korban (URS) fall (5:41), Kühn (GDR) 0,0
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two 1T 1980-07-23 0,0
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #3 1 1980-07-23 Korban (URS) fall (7:50), El-Oulabi (SYR) 0,0
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One 1T 1980-07-22 0,0
1980 Summer 31 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One Match #3 1 1980-07-22 Korban (URS) DQ (5:37), Toma (HUN) 0,0