Anatoly Kolesov

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Anatoly Kolesov
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Personal information
Born 18 January 1938
Karaganda Region, Kazakhstan
Died 2 January 2012 (aged 73)
Moscow, Russia
Height 174 cm (5 ft 9 in)
Sport Greco-Roman wrestling
Club CSKA Moscow
Coached by Aleksandr Mazur[1]

Anatoly Ivanovich Kolesov (Russian: Анатолий Иванович Колесов, 18 January 1938 – 2 January 2012) was a Soviet Greco-Roman wrestler and coach. He won the world welterweight title in 1962, 1963 and 1965 and an Olympic gold medal in 1964.[2][3]

Kolesov won only two Soviet titles, in 1959 and 1964. He retired in 1965, and in 1966–69 was the head coach of the Soviet national wrestling team. From 1969 to 1992 he served as deputy chairman of the Committee for Physical Culture and Sport with the Council of Soviet Ministers. He headed the Soviet Wrestling Federation in 1991, and the Soviet and then Russian wrestling teams at the 1972–2004 Olympics.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Aleksandr Tsvetkov (30 August 2003). Богатырь с «незвучной» фамилией.
  2. ^ a b Умер Анатолий Колесов., 3 January 2012 (Russian)
  3. ^ a b Скончался олимпийский чемпион по борьбе Анатолий Колесов., 3 January 2012 (Russian)
  4. ^ "Anatoly Kolesov". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. 

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