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Vladimir Maneyev

Full name: Vladimir Petrovich Maneyev
Original name: Владимир Петрович Манеев
Gender: Male
Born: February 5, 1932 in Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo, Russia
Died: January 8, 1985 in Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo, Russia
Affiliations: Metallurg Novokuznetsk
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Vladimir Maneyev, from the Siberian coal mining town of Novokuznetsk, took up wrestling in 1948, when he began work as a machinist in a metallurgy factory. Maneyev soon rose to be one of the top Soviet Greco-Roman welterweight wrestlers by winning Soviet titles in 1954-55 and silver at the Soviet Championships in 1952 and 1956. Maneyev first competed internationally at the 1955 World Greco-Roman Championships, where he won a gold medal in welterweight. At the 1956 Olympics Maneyev, as the reigning world champion, was the favorite for the Greco-Roman welterweight title, but lost in the final to Mithat Bayrak of Turkey by a decision and had to settle for silver. Before the Olympics, Maneyev had also won gold at the 1956 World Cup. After the Olympics, Maneyev switched to middleweight and later light-heavyweight, but was less successful in the heavier weights, as his only noteworthy placement was second at the 1962 Soviet Championships in Greco-Roman light-heavyweight.

Maneyev retired from sports in 1970. He graduated from the Siberian Metallurgic Institute (now Siberian State Industrial University) with a mining degree in 1959 and, from 1960-68, worked as a mine foreman and later as deputy section head and section head in the Ordzhonikidze coal mine near Novokuznetsk. From 1968 until his untimely death due to a heart attack, Maneyev worked in various positions in the Listvyansky coal mining quarry. Since 2006 a memorial tournament in his honor has been held in Novokuznetsk.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Men's Welterweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 2 1956-12-03
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #1 2 1956-12-06 Bayrak (TUR) decision (3-0), Maneyev (URS)
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five 1T 1956-12-06 3
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five Match #1 1 1956-12-06 Maneyev (URS) decision (3-0), Berlin (SWE) 1
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four 1 1956-12-06 2
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four Match #2 AC 1956-12-06 Maneyev (URS) 0
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three 2T 1956-12-05 2
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #3 1 1956-12-05 Maneyev (URS) decision (2-1), Schäfer (GER) 1
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two 2T 1956-12-04 1
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #5 1 1956-12-04 Maneyev (URS) fall (8:20), Wandaller (AUT) 0
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One 4T 1956-12-03 1
1956 Summer 24 Melbourne Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One Match #4 1 1956-12-03 Maneyev (URS) decision (3-0), Rantanen (FIN) 1