Aleksandr Medved

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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.

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