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Nikolay Solovyov

Full name: Nikolay Nikolayevich Solovyov
Original name: Николай Николаевич Соловьёв
Gender: Male
Born: July 12, 1931 in Rodniki, Ivanovo, Russia
Died: November 15, 2007 in St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
Affiliations: Spartak St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

In his youth, Nikolay Solovyov competed in various sports, such as shooting and fencing (finishing sixth in the Soviet foil championships), before turning to wrestling. He appeared in international competition only in 1955 and 1956, competing in three country matches and the 1956 Olympics. In Melbourne, he suffered a loss against Dursan Ali Eğribaş but thanks to the "bad points" system, he was able to fight for the gold medal, which he won by pinning Ignazio Fabra. Apart from this feat, Solovyov won the 1955 and 1959 Soviet Greco-Roman flyweight titles, Soviet championships Greco-Roman flyweight silver in 1958 and bronze in 1954. A graduate of the Institute of Physical Culture, he later trained the national team for several years and worked as an international wrestling referee. He also was vice-president of the Greco-Roman wrestling federation for the city of Leningrad.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 1956-12-03
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Round Match #1 1 1956-12-06 Solovyov (URS) fall (11:00), Fabra (ITA)
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four 2T 1956-12-06 4
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four Match #1 2 1956-12-06 Eğribaş (TUR) decision (3-0), Solovyov (URS) 3
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three 1 1956-12-05 1
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #5 AC 1956-12-05 Solovyov (URS) 0
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two 1 1956-12-04 1
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #5 1 1956-12-04 Solovyov (URS) fall (4:45), Zoete (FRA) 0
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One 3T 1956-12-03 1
1956 Summer 25 Melbourne Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One Match #5 1 1956-12-03 Solovyov (URS) decision (2-1), Pîrvulescu (ROU) 1
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