Anatoly Bykov (wrestler)

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Anatoly Bykov
Ferenc Kocsis and Anatoly Bykov 1980.jpg
Kocsis vs. Bykov (right) at the 1980 Olympics
Personal information
Born 6 August 1953 (1953-08-06) (age 63)
Magadan, Russia
Height 170 cm (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb)
Sport
Sport Greco-Roman wrestling
Club Dynamo Almaty
Coached by Viktor Yermakov[1]

Anatoly Mikhailovich Bykov (Russian: Анатолий Михайлович Быков, born 6 August 1953) is a retired Soviet welterweight Greco-Roman wrestler. He won a world title in 1975 and an Olympic gold medal in 1976, and placed second at the 1978 European Championships and 1980 Olympics, both times behind Ferenc Kocsis.[2][3]

Bykov lived for many years in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where in 1975 he married and graduated from the institute of physical education.[4] He holds a Kazakhstani passport, but lives in Canada, where he works in building construction.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Канадец Быков с казахстанским паспортом. gazeta.caravan.kz (16 September 2011)
  2. ^ Bykov, Anatoli (URS). iat.uni-leipzig.de
  3. ^ "Anatoly Bykov". Sports Reference. 
  4. ^ Быков Анатолий Михайлович. Russian Wrestling Federation