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Valery Rezantsev

Full name: Valery Grigoryevich Rezantsev
Original name: Валерий Григорьевич Резанцев
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9 (176 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: October 8, 1946 in Novomoskovsk, Tula, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo Almaty, Almaty (KAZ)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Valery Rezantsev, who did bicycle racing in his youth and took up wrestling in 1963, wrestled exclusively as a light-heavyweight in the Greco-Roman class. He won seven consecutive championships at the Olympics and World Championships in 1970-76, winning Olympic gold in 1972 and 1976, and World gold in 1970-71, and 1973-75. Rezantsev also won European championships in 1970, 1973, and 1974. He was Soviet champion from 1970-75. After finishing his sporting career, Rezantsev has worked as a wrestling coach. Since 2009 an annual youth tournament in his honor has been held in Taganrog, Russia. In 2003, Rezantsev was one of the first ten inductees elected to the FILA International Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 25 München Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Wrestling Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Light-Heavyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1972 Summer 25 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 1972-09-06
1972 Summer 25 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five 1 1972-09-09 2,0
1972 Summer 25 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five Match #2 1 1972-09-09 Rezantsev (URS) fall (1:39), Øverby (NOR) 0,0
1972 Summer 25 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four 1 1972-09-09 2,0
1972 Summer 25 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four Match #3 1 1972-09-09 Rezantsev (URS) fall (1:24), Tani (JPN) 0,0
1972 Summer 25 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three 2T 1972-09-08 2,0
1972 Summer 25 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #3 AC 1972-09-08 Rezantsev (URS) 0,0
1972 Summer 25 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two 4T 1972-09-07 2,0
1972 Summer 25 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #4 1 1972-09-07 Rezantsev (URS) fall (2:59), Chardonnens (SUI) 0,0
1972 Summer 25 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One 6T 1972-09-06 2,0
1972 Summer 25 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One Match #3 1T 1972-09-06 Rezantsev (URS) , Neguţ (ROU) draw 2,0
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 1976-07-20
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five 1 1976-07-24 2,0
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five Match #2 1 1976-07-24 Rezantsev (URS) criteria (6-6), Nikolov (BUL) 1,0
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four 1 1976-07-23 1,0
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four Match #1 1 1976-07-23 Rezantsev (URS) decision (9-3), Kwieciński (POL) 1,0
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three 1T 1976-07-22 0,0
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #2 1 1976-07-22 Rezantsev (URS) fall (3:55), Sato (JPN) 0,0
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two 1T 1976-07-21 0,0
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #3 1 1976-07-21 Rezantsev (URS) fall (2:51), Dicu (ROU) 0,0
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One 1T 1976-07-20 0,0
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One Match #2 1 1976-07-20 Rezantsev (URS) DQ (7:54), Grangier (FRA) 0,0
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