Ilya Mate

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Ilya Mate
Medal record
Competitor for the  Soviet Union
Men's Freestyle wrestling
Olympic Games
Gold 1980 Moscow Heavyweight

Iliya Mate (Ukrainian: Ілія Федорович Мате  ; born 1956 in Starohnativka, Donetsk Oblast, Ukrainian SSR) is a wrestler from Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine. He was Olympic gold medalist in Freestyle wrestling in 1980, competing for the Soviet Union. He won gold medals at the 1979 and 1982 World Wrestling Championships.[1]


  1. ^ "Ilia Mate". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 1 April 2012.