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Boyan Radev

Full name: Boyan Aleksandrov Radev
Original name: Боян Александров Радев
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 214 lbs (97 kg)
Born: February 25, 1942 in Moshino, Pernik, Bulgaria
Affiliations: Levski Sofia, Sofia (BUL)
Country: BUL Bulgaria
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Boyan Radev won two Olympic gold medals in Greco-Roman wrestling in 1964 and 1968. He was also World Champion in 1966, and won silver medals at the World in 1962 and 1967, all in Greco. He added a silver medal in light-heavyweight Greco-Roman at the 1968 European Championships. It was later revealed that Radev spent many years as an intelligence officer with the Bulgarian State Security secret service. He was appointed a junior intelligence office with the Interior Ministry’s Unit in Sofia in 1964, and was promoted to senior intelligence officer in 1965. He later became Deputy Head of the Department in the State Security’s Intelligence Unit, a position he held until 1991. After the fall of Communism, Radev became an art collector, amassing one of Bulgaria’s richest collection of art and archaeological artifacts.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Bulgaria BUL 1 Gold
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Bulgaria BUL 1 Gold

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Final Standings 1 1964-10-16
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Final Round Match #2 1 1964-10-19 Radev (BUL) decision, Martinescu (ROU)
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Four 1 1964-10-19 1
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Four Match #4 1 1964-10-19 Radev (BUL) decision, Yılmaz (TUR) 1
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Three 1 1964-10-18 0
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Three Match #5 1 1964-10-18 Radev (BUL) default, Mäenpää (FIN) 0
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Two 1T 1964-10-17 0
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Two Match #6 1 1964-10-17 Radev (BUL) fall (0:57), Gang (KOR) 0
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round One 1T 1964-10-16 0
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round One Match #7 1 1964-10-16 Radev (BUL) foul, Lovell (USA) 0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Final Standings 1 1968-10-23
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Final Round Match #1 1 1968-10-26 Radev (BUL) fall (4:58), Martinescu (ROU)
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Six 1 1968-10-26 3,0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Six Match #2 AC 1968-10-26 Radev (BUL) 0,0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Five 1 1968-10-26 3,0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Five Match #1 1T 1968-10-26 Yakovenko (URS) draw, Radev (BUL) 2,5
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Four 1 1968-10-26 0,5
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Four Match #2 1 1968-10-26 Radev (BUL) fall (2:49), Hem (NOR) 0,0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Three 1 1968-10-25 0,5
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Three Match #1 1 1968-10-25 Radev (BUL) superiority, Jutzeler (SUI) 0,5
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Two 1 1968-10-24 0,0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round Two Match #2 1 1968-10-24 Radev (BUL) DQ,  (TUR) 0,0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round One 1T 1968-10-23 0,0
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Wrestling Bulgaria BUL Round One Match #1 1 1968-10-23 Radev (BUL) DQ, Schenk (USA) 0,0
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