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Oleg Stepanov

Full name: Oleg Sergeyevich Stepanov
Original name: Олег Сергеевич Степанов
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: December 10, 1939 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Died: February 27, 2010 in Moscow, Moskva, Russia
Affiliations: SKA Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Judo

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Oleg Stepanov started sambo, a Soviet wrestling style similar to judo, in 1954, and quickly became one of the top sambo practitioners in the country. In the 1950s and 1960s all Soviet resources were focused on sambo, as judo was not an Olympic sport. But sambo has its roots in judo, and many Soviet sambo wrestlers also competed in judo with success. Besides his Olympic bronze, Stepanov won bronze at the 1965 World Judo Championships in lightweight, and was European Judo champion in lightweight in 1965 and half-middleweight in 1966. He was also on the winning team at the European Judo Championships from 1963-66, and won a bronze in the team event in 1967. Domestically the Soviets did not start national judo championships until 1973, but Stepanov was Soviet sambo champion in featherweight in 1961 and from 1964-68. After finishing his competitive career, Stepanov worked for a long time as a sambo and judo coach with CSKA Moskva.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Judo Men's Lightweight Soviet Union URS 3T Bronze

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result