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Oleg Saitov

Full name: Oleg Elekpayevich Saitov
Original name: Олег Элекпаевич Саитов
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: May 26, 1974 in Zhigulevsk, Samara, Russia
Affiliations: Trade Union Sports Club, Zhigulevsk/Lokomotiv, Samara
Country: RUS Russia
Sport: Boxing

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Russian welterweight Oleg Saitov is among the most successful Olympic boxers, and came close to equalling the feats of Lászlo Papp, Teófilo Stevenson and Félix Savón - who all won three gold medals. Saitov won the welterweight division in Atlanta and successfully defended the title in Sydney. He was additionally honored with the Val Barker Trophy, awarded at each Olympics for the best technical boxer. At the Athens Games, Saitov again reached the semi-finals, but was eliminated in a close bout by eventual champion Bakhtiyar Artayev of Kazakhstan, and thus had to settle for bronze. In addition to his Olympic exploits, Saitov won a full set of medals at the World Championships, including the title in 1997. Saitov also medalled three times at the European Championships, gaining the title in 1998 and 2004. Saitov, a mechanic by trade, never turned professional. After his retirement in 2004, he went into regional politics. In 2009, he became deputy minister of sports, tourism and youth in the Russian Oblast (province) of Samara.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Boxing Men's Welterweight Russia RUS 1 Gold
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Boxing Men's Welterweight Russia RUS 1 Gold
2004 Summer 30 Athina Boxing Men's Welterweight Russia RUS 3T Bronze

Men's Welterweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result MR S R1S R2S R3S TB R4S
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Boxing Russia RUS Final Round Match 1/2 1 1996-08-03 Saitov (RUS) , Hernández Sierra (CUB) decision 14 2 5 7
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Boxing Russia RUS Semi-Finals Match #2 1 1996-08-01 Saitov (RUS) , Santos (PUR) decision 13
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Boxing Russia RUS Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 1996-07-30 Saitov (RUS) , Chater (TUN) decision 9
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Boxing Russia RUS Round Two Match #5 1 1996-07-25 Saitov (RUS) , Bae (KOR) decision 9
1996 Summer 22 Atlanta Boxing Russia RUS Round One Match #9 1 1996-07-20 Saitov (RUS) , Süme (TUR) decision 11
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Boxing Russia RUS Final Round Match 1/2 1 2000-09-30 Saitov (RUS) , Dotsenko (UKR) decision 24
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Boxing Russia RUS Semi-Finals Match #1 1 2000-09-28 Saitov (RUS) , Simion (ROU) decision 19
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Boxing Russia RUS Quarter-Finals Match #1 1 2000-09-26 Saitov (RUS) , Xeyirov (AZE) decision 10 55
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Boxing Russia RUS Round Two Match #2 1 2000-09-21 Saitov (RUS) , Calderón (COL) decision 15
2000 Summer 26 Sydney Boxing Russia RUS Round One Match #3 1 2000-09-16 Saitov (RUS) bye
2004 Summer 30 Athina Boxing Russia RUS Semi-Finals Match #2 2 2004-08-27 Artayev (KAZ) , Saitov (RUS) 18 3 6 4 5
2004 Summer 30 Athina Boxing Russia RUS Quarter-Finals Match #3 1 2004-08-22 Saitov (RUS) , Khusanov (UZB) decision 22 3 5 6 8
2004 Summer 30 Athina Boxing Russia RUS Round Two Match #6 1 2004-08-19 Saitov (RUS) , Hikal (EGY) decision 18 5 3 5 5
2004 Summer 30 Athina Boxing Russia RUS Round One Match #12 1 2004-08-15 Saitov (RUS) , Ait Hammi (MAR) decision 30 2 9 10 9
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