Sergei Mureiko

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Sergei Mureiko
Rulon Gardner vs Sergei Mureiko, Athens 2004.jpg
Mureiko (right) at the 2004 Olympics
Personal information
Born 2 July 1970 (1970-07-02) (age 46)
Chişinău, Moldova
Height 195 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight 120 kg (265 lb)
Sport Greco-Roman wrestling
Club Slavia Sofia

Sergei Mureiko (born 2 July 1970) is a retired heavyweight Greco-Roman wrestler, who until 1996 represented Moldova and then Bulgaria. He competed in the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics and won a bronze medal in 1996. Between 1993 and 2004 he won 11 medals at the world and European championships, often losing to his main rival Aleksandr Karelin.[1] He won his only international title in 1997, in absence of Karelin. Karelin considered Mureiko his most difficult opponent, and believed that he had much luck in their bouts.[2][3]