Vasyl Rachyba

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Vasyl Rachyba
Personal information
Full name Vasyl Dmyrovych Rachyba
Nationality  Ukraine
Born (1982-01-27) 27 January 1982 (age 35)
Dolyna Raion, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ukrainian SSR
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 88 kg (194 lb)
Sport
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Greco-Roman
Club CSKA Kyiv[1]
Coached by Yury Tsikolenko[1]

Vasyl Dmyrovych Rachyba (Ukrainian: Василь Дмитрович Рачиба; born January 27, 1982 in Dolyna Raion, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast) is an amateur Ukrainian Greco-Roman wrestler, who played for the men's light heavyweight category.[1][2] He defeated Russia's Alan Khugayev for the gold medal in his respective division at the 2011 European Wrestling Championships in Dortmund, Germany.[3] Rachyba is also a member of the wrestling team for CSKA Kyiv, and is coached and trained by Yury Tsikolenko.[1]

Rachyba represented Ukraine at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where he competed for the men's 84 kg class. He defeated Tunisian wrestler and two-time Olympian Haykel Achouri in the preliminary round of sixteen, before losing out the quarterfinal match to Georgia's Vladimer Gegeshidze, with a three-set technical score (1–2, 3–0, 0–1), and a classification point score of 1–3.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Vasyl Rachyba". London 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Vasyl Rachyba". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Cullen, Jessica (4 April 2011). "Russia wins two Greco-Roman titles at European Championship". USA Wrestling. The Mat. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Men's 84kg Greco-Roman Quarterfinals". London 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 

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