Boris Gurevich (wrestler, born 1931)

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Boris Gurevich
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Personal information
Full name Boris Maksovich Gurevich
Born 23 March 1931
Moscow, Russia
Died 10 January 1995 (aged 63)
Moscow, Russia
Sport Greco-Roman wrestling
Club Burevestnik Moscow

Boris Maksovich Gurevich (Russian: Борис Максимович Гуревич; 23 March 1931 – 10 January 1995) was a flyweight Greco-Roman wrestler from the Soviet Union. He won gold medals at the 1952 Olympics, the 1953 world championships, and the 1958 world championships.

Gurevich first trained in gymnastics and later took up wrestling in 1948. He won the Soviet wrestling titles in 1950 and 1955, placed second in 1952, 1959, and 1960, and placed third in 1963. After retiring from competitions he coached wrestlers in Moscow, where an annual international wrestling tournament has been held in his honor since 1996.[1]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Boris Gurevich". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. 

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