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Valentin Olenik

Full name: Valentin Grigoryevich Olenik
Original name: Валентин Григорьевич Оленик
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 192 lbs (87 kg)
Born: July 18, 1939 in Bungur, Kemerovo, Russia
Died: February 12, 1987 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: Spartak Novokuznetsk
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

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Biography

Valentin Olenik took up wrestling in 1954 and was selected for the Soviet national team in 1961. During his career Olenik competed in four major international tournaments: the 1964 Olympics, where he was fourth; the 1966 World Championships, where he won gold; the 1967 World Championships, where he won silver; and the 1968 Olympics, where he also won silver, all in Greco-Roman middleweight. Domestically, Olenik won the Soviet Greco-Roman middleweight title in 1967 and Greco-Roman light-heavyweight title in 1969. He also won Soviet medals in Greco-Roman middleweight, silver in 1966 and bronze in 1968, and Greco-Roman light-heavyweight bronze in 1970. Olenik finished his sporting career in 1972 and later worked as a wrestling coach and sports official. He was coach of the 1976 Soviet Olympic team and, from 1975, a board member of the Soviet Wrestling Federation. From 1978-85 Olenik worked with the Soviet State Committee for Physical Culture and Sports and, from 1985 until his untimely death due to a heart attack, was the head of the physical education department of the Moscow Institute of Transport Engineers. Since 2000, an annual Greco-Roman wrestling tournament has been held in his honor in Novokuznetsk, Kemerovo.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling Men's Middleweight, Greco-Roman Soviet Union URS 4T
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México 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 MR
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 4T 1964-10-16
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five 5T 1964-10-19 8
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five Match #1 1T 1964-10-19 Simić (YUG) draw, Olenik (URS) 2
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four 6 1964-10-19 6
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four Match #1 1 1964-10-19 Olenik (URS) decision, Baughman (USA) 1
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three 5T 1964-10-18 4
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #1 1 1964-10-18 Olenik (URS) decision, Metz (GER) 1
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two 7T 1964-10-17 3
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #6 1 1964-10-17 Olenik (URS) decision, Kwieciński (POL) 1
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One 10T 1964-10-16 2
1964 Summer 25 Tokyo Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One Match #1 1T 1964-10-16 Olenik (URS) , Popovici (ROU) draw 2
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 2 1968-10-23
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #1 1T 1968-10-26 Simić (YUG) draw, Olenik (URS)
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five 3 1968-10-26 4,0
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five Match #3 1 1968-10-26 Olenik (URS) fall (10:08), Baughman (USA) 0,0
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four 3T 1968-10-26 4,0
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four Match #4 1T 1968-10-26 Olenik (URS) , Krumov (BUL) draw 2,0
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three 1T 1968-10-25 2,0
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #5 1 1968-10-25 Olenik (URS) decision, Kwieciński (POL) 1,0
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two 2T 1968-10-24 1,0
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #8 1 1968-10-24 Olenik (URS) decision, Kormaník (TCH) 1,0
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One 1T 1968-10-23 0,0
1968 Summer 29 Ciudad de México Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One Match #7 1 1968-10-23 Olenik (URS) fall (1:56), Graffigna (ARG) 0,0
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