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Illia Mate

Full name: Illia Fedorovych Mate
Original name: Ілля Федорович Мате
Other name(s): Ilya Fyodorovich Mate, Илья Фёдорович Мате
Gender: Male
Height: 15-7 (187 cm)
Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Born: October 6, 1956 in Starohnativka, Donetsk, Ukraine
Affiliations: Kolos Donetsk, Donetsk (UKR)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Born in Ukraine to a Greek family, Illia Mate took up wrestling in 1970 and made the Soviet national team in 1978. Wrestling as a heavyweight freestyler his entire career, Mate was the Olympic Champion in 1980, World Champion in 1979 and 1982 and European Champion in 1979. He also won the World Cup, Universiade gold and World Championships bronze in 1981 and was Soviet Champion in 1978-80 and 1982. After finishing his sporting career, Mate, who graduated from Makiïvka Civil Engineering Institute (now Donbas National Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture) with an engineering degree, worked as an entrepreneur in Donetsk and has been active with the Donetsk Region Wrestling Federation and Greek community in Ukraine. Since 2003, an annual junior freestyle wrestling tournament named in his honor has been held in Yenakiyeve, Donetsk Oblast.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 23 Moskva 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
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 1980-07-28
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Round One Match #2 AC 1980-07-30 Mate (URS)
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Round Two Match #1 1 1980-07-30 Mate (URS) decision (15-3), Strnisko (TCH)
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five 1 1980-07-30 2,0
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five Match #1 1 1980-07-30 Mate (URS) decision (9-2), Busse (POL) 1,0
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four 1 1980-07-30 1,0
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four Match #3 1 1980-07-30 Mate (URS) decision (6-4), Chervenkov (BUL) 1,0
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three 1T 1980-07-29 0,0
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #4 1 1980-07-29 Mate (URS) fall (1:41), Bodó (HUN) 0,0
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two 1T 1980-07-28 0,0
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #4 1 1980-07-28 Mate (URS) DQ (7:02), Morgan (CUB) 0,0
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One 1T 1980-07-28 0,0
1980 Summer 23 Moskva Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One Match #5 1 1980-07-28 Mate (URS) fall (3:42), Morales (ESP) 0,0
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