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Anatoly Nazarenko

Full name: Anatoly Ivanovich Nazarenko
Original name: Анатолий Иванович Назаренко
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10" (177 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: December 19, 1948 in Almaty, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Affiliations: Dynamo Almaty, Almaty (KAZ)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Anatoly Nazarenko took up wrestling in 1965 and rose to be one of the world’s best Greco-Roman middleweight wrestlers in the early 1970s. At the most important tournament of his career, however, the 1972 Olympics, Nazarenko had to settle for silver, because of a first round loss by decision to eventual gold medal winner Csaba Hegedűs. Nazarenko, however, won the rest of his matches at the Olympics, three of them by fall and claimed the silver medal. In addition to his Olympic silver, Nazarenko was World Champion in 1970, 1974 and 1975 and European Champion in 1972 and 1974. He also won silver at the 1971 World Championships and bronze at the 1977 European Championships. Domestically, Nazarenko won six Soviet titles (1969, 1971-75). After finishing his sporting career, Nazarenko worked as a wrestling coach in his native Kazakhstan.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman Soviet Union URS 2 Silver

Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 2 1972-09-06
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five 2T 1972-09-09 4,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five Match #2 1 1972-09-09 Nazarenko (URS) fall (8:35), Gabor (ROU) 0,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four 3T 1972-09-09 4,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four Match #4 1 1972-09-09 Nazarenko (URS) fall (1:48), Yağmur (TUR) 0,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three 6 1972-09-08 4,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #5 1 1972-09-08 Nazarenko (URS) decision, Dimitrov (BUL) 1,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two 8T 1972-09-07 3,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #7 1 1972-09-07 Nazarenko (URS) fall (5:08), Hucker (FRG) 0,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One 12T 1972-09-06 3,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One Match #8 2 1972-09-06 Hegedűs (HUN) decision, Nazarenko (URS) 3,0