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Vitaly Konstantinov

Full name: Vitaly Viktorovich Konstantinov
Original name: Виталий Викторович Константинов
Gender: Male
Height: 5'5" (164 cm)
Weight: 115 lbs (52 kg)
Born: March 28, 1949 in Kalmayur, Ulyanovsk, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo Ulyanovsk, Ulyanovsk (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Vitaly Konstantinov, who competed in the Greco-Roman flyweight class his entire career, took up wrestling in 1965 and made his international début at the 1972 European Championships, where he won a silver medal. At the 1972 Olympics, Konstantinov lost to eventual bronze medal winner Giuseppe Bognanni by fall, and to eventual silver medalist Koichiro Hirayama by decision, and did not advance to the final rounds. After finishing a disappointing fourth at the 1973 World Championships, Konstantinov established himself as the world’s best Greco-Roman flyweight wrestler in the mid-70s by winning the 1975 World title and 1976 Olympic title. He also won the 1980 European title. Domestically, Konstantinov won four Soviet titles (1976-77, 1979-80). After finishing his sporting career, Konstantinov worked as a wrestling coach and referee. Since 1998 an annual Greco-Roman wrestling tournament in his honor has been held in Ulyanovsk.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman Soviet Union URS AC
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result RE BP MR
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Standings AC 1972-09-05 Eliminated r3/6 7,5
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three 13 1972-09-08 7,5
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #7 2 1972-09-08 Hirayama (JPN) decision, Konstantinov (URS) 3,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two 13 1972-09-07 4,5
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #9 2 1972-09-07 Bognanni (ITA) fall (2:37), Konstantinov (URS) 4,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One 6 1972-09-05 0,5
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One Match #9 1 1972-09-05 Konstantinov (URS) decision, Ibrahim (EGY) 0,5
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 1976-07-20
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #1 2 1976-07-24 Hirayama (JPN) decision (6-3), Konstantinov (URS)
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five 1 1976-07-24 3,0
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five Match #2 1 1976-07-24 Konstantinov (URS) decision (16-11), Krauß (FRG) 1,0
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four 1 1976-07-23 2,0
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four Match #4 1 1976-07-23 Konstantinov (URS) fall (7:32), Baek (KOR) 0,0
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three 1 1976-07-22 2,0
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #4 1 1976-07-22 Konstantinov (URS) decision (22-4), Mewis (BEL) 0,0
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two 4T 1976-07-21 2,0
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #4 1 1976-07-21 Konstantinov (URS) decision (17-11), Gingă (ROU) 1,0
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One 8T 1976-07-20 1,0
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One Match #5 1 1976-07-20 Konstantinov (URS) decision (10-8), Caltabiano (ITA) 1,0