Boris Maksovich Gurevich

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This article is about the Soviet wrestler born in 1931. For the Soviet wrestler born in 1937, see Boris Mikhaylovich Gurevich.
Olympic medal record
Men's Men's Greco-Roman Wrestling
Competitor for  Soviet Union
Gold 1952 Helsinki Flyweight

Boris Maksovich Gurevich (Russian: Борис Максимович Гуревич; born 23 March 1931 – 10 January 1995) was a Soviet wrestler who competed in the 1952 Summer Olympics.[1]

He was born in Moscow, and was Jewish.[2][3][4]

Gurevich won the gold medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics in wrestling, in the flyweight division.[3] He defeated silver medalist Ignazio Fabra of Italy and bronze medalist Leo Honkala of Finland in the final round.[5] He won world championships in the same event in 1953 and 1955.[3]

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  1. ^ "Gurevich, Boris". March 23, 1931. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  2. ^ Peter S. Horvitz (2007). The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heroes; An Illustrated Compendium of Sports History and The 150 Greatest Jewish Sports Stars. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Joseph M. Siegman (1992). The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Olympic Games". Retrieved October 25, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Wrestling at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games: Men's Flyweight, Greco-Roman". Retrieved October 25, 2011. 

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