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Vladimir Popov

Full name: Vladimir Albertovich Popov
Original name: Владимир Альбертович Попов
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0.5 (185 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: January 1, 1962 in Barnaul, Altay Kray, Russia
Affiliations: CSKA Omsk, Omsk (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Vladimir Popov took up wrestling in 1973 and made the Soviet national team in 1986. In addition to his 1988 Olympic bronze, Popov, who wrestled as a Greco-Roman light-heavyweight his entire career, was 1987 World Champion and 1987 and 1989 European Champion. He also won the 1986 World Cup and was Soviet Champion in 1987-88. Popov retired from sports after the fall of the Soviet Union and later worked as a wrestling coach in Sweden and Australia.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Soviet Union URS 3 Bronze

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result CP MR
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 3 1988-09-18
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Round Match 3/4 1 1988-09-20 Popov (URS) fall (1:36), Gulldén (SWE)
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round Six 1 1988-09-20 18,5
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round Six Match #1 1 1988-09-20 Popov (URS) decision (3-0), Steinbach (FRG) 3,0
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round Five 2 1988-09-19 15,5
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round Five Match #1 1 1988-09-19 Popov (URS) fall (2:52), Koschnitzke (GDR) 4,0
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round Four 3T 1988-09-19 11,5
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round Four Match #3 1 1988-09-19 Popov (URS) decision (4-0), Major (HUN) 3,0
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round Three 3 1988-09-18 8,5
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round Three Match #2 2 1988-09-18 Koskela (FIN) decision (4-1), Popov (URS) 1,0
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round Two 1T 1988-09-18 7,5
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round Two Match #2 1 1988-09-18 Popov (URS) decision (15-0) (4:50), Ban (YUG) 3,5
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round One 1T 1988-09-18 4,0
1988 Summer 26 Seoul Wrestling Soviet Union URS Group B - Round One Match #1 1 1988-09-18 Popov (URS) fall (1:12), Guèye (SEN) 4,0
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