Tsimafei Dzeinichenka

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Tsimafei Dzeinichenka
Personal information
Full name Tsimafei Aliaksandravich
Nationality  Belarus
Born (1986-11-05) 5 November 1986 (age 30)
Homel, Belarusian SSR
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 96 kg (212 lb)
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Greco-Roman
Club Dynamo Homel[1]
Coached by Ihar Piatrenka[1]

Tsimafei Aliaksandravich Dzeinichenka (Belarusian: Цімафей Аляксандравіч Дзейнічэнка; born November 5, 1986 in Homel) is an amateur Belarusian Greco-Roman wrestler, who competed the men's heavyweight category.[1][2] He won a silver medal for his division at the 2010 European Wrestling Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, and eventually defeated Armenia's Artur Aleksanyan for the gold at the 2011 European Wrestling Championships in Dortmund, Germany.[3] He also captured a silver medal in the same division at the 2010 World Wrestling Championships in Moscow, Russia, losing out to Iran's Amir Aliakbari.[4] Dzeinichenka is a member of the wrestling team for Dynamo Homel, and is coached and trained by Ihar Piatrenka.[1]

Dzeinichenka represented Belarus at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where he competed in the men's 96 kg class. He defeated Egypt's Mohamed Abdelfatah and Estonia's Ardo Arusaar in the preliminary rounds, and eventually upset Albanian-born Bulgarian wrestler and heavy favorite Elis Guri in the quarterfinal match, receiving a total score of four points in two straight periods.[5] He progressed to the semi-final round, where he was defeated by Russia's Rustam Totrov, who scored a total of four points in two straight periods, leaving Dzeinichenka without a single point.[6] Because Totrov advanced further into the final match against Iran's Ghasem Rezaei, Dzeinichenka automatically qualified for the bronze medal match, but narrowly lost the medal to Sweden's Jimmy Lidberg, with a three-set technical score (2–0, 0–1, 1–4), and a classification point score of 1–3.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b c d "Tsimafei Dzeinichenka". London 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tsimafei Dzeinichenka". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Cullen, Jessica (4 April 2011). "Russia wins two Greco-Roman titles at European Championship". USA Wrestling. The Mat. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Iranian duo win gold in World Wrestling Championship". Tehran Times Sports Desk. Iran Sports Press. 8 September 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Men's 96kg Greco-Roman Quarterfinals". London 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Men's 96kg Greco-Roman Semifinals". London 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Men's 96kg Greco-Roman Bronze Medal". London 2012. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 
  8. ^ Abbott, Gary (8 July 2012). "Kim and Rezaei win final Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling golds in London". USA Wrestling. The Mat. Retrieved 6 February 2013. 

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