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Ivan Yarygin

Full name: Ivan Sergeyevich Yarygin
Original name: Иван Сергеевич Ярыгин
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 220 lbs (100 kg)
Born: November 7, 1948 in Ust-Kamzas, Kemerovo, Russia
Died: October 11, 1997 in Neftekumsk, Stavropol Kray, Russia
Affiliations: Trud, Krasnoyarsk
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Wrestling

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Ivan Yarygin, who took up wrestling in 1966, was one of the world’s best heavyweight freestylers in the early 70s. Yarygin made his international début at the 1970 European Championships, where he won a silver medal. He was Olympic champion in 1972 and 1976, World Champion in 1973 and European Champion in 1972, 1975 and 1976, also winning a silver at the 1974 European Championships. Domestically, he was the Soviet Champion in 1970 and 1973. After finishing his sporting career, Yarygin worked as a wrestling coach. From 1982-92, he was head coach of the Soviet national freestyle wrestling team. From 1993 until his untimely death in a car accident near Neftekumsk, Yarygin was president of the Russian Wrestling Federation. Since 1990, an annual wrestling tournament in his honor has been held in Krasnoyarsk. Yarygin was inducted into the FILA International Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2010.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle Soviet Union URS 1 Gold
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Heavyweight, Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result BP MR
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 1972-08-27
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five 1 1972-08-31 0,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five Match #2 1 1972-08-31 Yarygin (URS) fall (1:47), Panait (ROU) 0,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four 1 1972-08-30 0,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four Match #2 1 1972-08-30 Yarygin (URS) fall (2:58), Anvari (IRI) 0,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three 1 1972-08-29 0,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #2 1 1972-08-29 Yarygin (URS) fall (2:20), Geris (CAN) 0,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two 1 1972-08-28 0,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #2 1 1972-08-28 Yarygin (URS) fall (2:11), Bachmann (GDR) 0,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One 1T 1972-08-27 0,0
1972 Summer 23 München Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One Match #2 1 1972-08-27 Yarygin (URS) fall (0:27), Jutzeler (SUI) 0,0
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 1976-07-27
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five 1 1976-07-31 2,0
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Five Match #1 1 1976-07-31 Yarygin (URS) decision (19-13), Hellickson (USA) 1,0
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four 2 1976-07-30 1,0
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Four Match #3 1 1976-07-30 Yarygin (URS) fall (5:30), Drozda (TCH) 0,0
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three 3 1976-07-29 1,0
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Three Match #4 1 1976-07-29 Yarygin (URS) decision (16-5), Kostov (BUL) 0,5
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two 4 1976-07-28 0,5
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round Two Match #6 1 1976-07-28 Yarygin (URS) fall (1:26), Verník (ARG) 0,0
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One 6 1976-07-27 0,5
1976 Summer 27 Montréal Wrestling Soviet Union URS Round One Match #5 1 1976-07-27 Yarygin (URS) decision (13-5), Büttner (GDR) 0,5
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