Aleksandr Vasilevich Medved

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Medved’, Aleksandr Vasil’evich


Born Sept 16, 1937, in Belaia Tserkov’, Kiev Oblast. Soviet wrestler; Honored Master of Sports (1964); docent at the Minsk Radio Engineering Institute. Member of the CPSU since 1965.

Medved’ has been an Olympic champion (1964, 1968, 1972), many times world champion (1962-63, 1966-67, 1969-71), champion of Europe (1966, 1968, 1971-72), and champion of the USSR (eight times in 1961-70) in free-style middleweight and heavyweight wrestling. He has been awarded the Order of Lenin and two other orders.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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