Anatolii Kolesov

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Kolesov, Anatolii Ivanovich


Born Jan. 18, 1938, in the village of Litvinskoe, in present-day Osakarovka Raion, Karaganda Oblast. Soviet athlete (Greco-Roman wrestling), Honored Master of Sport (1963), teacher, and coach. Became a member of the CPSU in 1964.

Kolesov was Olympic champion (1964, Tokyo), champion of the world (1962, 1963, 1965), and champion of the USSR (1959, 1964). Since 1969 he has been vice-chairman of the Committee on Physical Culture and Sport under the Council of Ministers of the USSR. Kolesov has been awarded two orders and several medals.

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