Leonid Bazan

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Leonid Bazan
Personal information
Full name Leonid Anatolievich Bazan
Nationality  Bulgaria
Born (1985-06-11) 11 June 1985 (age 33)
Vinogradovka, Ukraine[1]
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 66 kg (146 lb)
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Freestyle
Club Chernomorskyj Sokol (BUL)[1]
Coached by Simeon Shterev (BUL)[1]

Leonid Anatolievich Bazan (Bulgarian: Леонид Анатолиевич Базан; born June 11, 1985 in Vinogradovka, Odessa Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, USSR) is an amateur Ukrainian-born Ukrainian and later Bulgarian freestyle wrestler.

He competed in the men's wrestling weight classes in the range from 66 to 74 kg[1][2].

Bazan competed for Ukraine in the wrestling competition (66 kg) for the World Cup (2007). Having moved to Varna, Bulgaria (2010), he won two silver medals in his division at the 2011 European Wrestling Championships in Dortmund, Germany, and at the 2012 European Wrestling Championships in Belgrade, Serbia.[3][4] He is also a member of Chernomorskyj Sokol Wrestling Club in Varna, and is coached and trained by Simeon Shterev.[1]

Bazan represented his adopted nation Bulgaria at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where he competed in the men's 66 kg class. He received a bye for the preliminary round of sixteen, before losing out to Azerbaijan's Jabrayil Hasanov, who was able to score three points each in two straight periods, leaving Bazan with a single point.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Leonid Anatolievich Bazan". London 2012. Archived from the original on 4 April 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Aleksandar Kostadinov". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Baltandjian, Wilhelm (4 April 2011). "Sports Roundup: Bulgaria won 5 medals at the European Wrestling Championship Dortmund 2011 in Germany". Radio Bulgaria. Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Russian Wrestlers Win Two European Gold Medals". RIA Novosti. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "Men's 66kg Freestyle Round of 16 Final Official". London 2012. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 

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