Aliaksandr Kikiniou

Aliaksandr Fiodaravich Kikiniov (Belarusian: Аляксандр Фёдаравіч Кікінёў; born April 9, 1980) is an amateur Belarusian Greco-Roman wrestler, who competes in the men's middleweight category.[1][2] He won the bronze medal at the 2009 World Wrestling Championships in Herning, Denmark, defeating Germany's Konstantin Schneider.[3] He is also a three-time medalist at the European Championships.

Aliaksandr Kikiniou
Personal information
Full nameAliaksandr Fiodaravich Kikiniou
Nationality Belarus
Born (1980-04-09) 9 April 1980 (age 39)
Homel, Belarusian SSR,
Soviet Union
Height1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight74 kg (163 lb)
Sport
SportWrestling
StyleGreco-Roman
ClubDynamo Minsk[1]
CoachSiarhei Lishtvan[1]

Kikiniou made his official debut at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where he competed in the men's 74 kg class.[4] He lost two straight matches each to China's Sai Yinjiya (3–5) and Switzerland's Reto Bucher by a 2–3 score, leaving him on the bottom of the pool and placing fifteenth in the final standings.[5][6]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Kikiniou made an Olympic comeback from his eight-year absence, again in the 74 kg class. He reached the quarter-final round of the event, where he was outclassed by Armenia's Arsen Julfalakyan, who was able to score three technical points in two successive periods.[7] Because Julfalakyan advanced further into the final match against Russia's Roman Vlasov, Kikiniou was offered another shot for an Olympic bronze medal through the repechage bouts. He first defeated Kyrgyzstan's Daniar Kobonov, but lost the bronze medal match to Azerbaijan's Emin Ahmadov, who formidably pushed him out of the wrestling mat in the third period, with a 2–3 decision.[3][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Aliaksandr Kikiniou". London 2012. Archived from the original on 28 January 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Aleksandr Kikinyov (full name: Aleksandr Fyodorovich Kikinyov)". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  3. ^ a b Abbott, Gary (5 August 2012). "Soryan and Vlasov win first two Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling golds in London". USA Wrestling. The Mat. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  4. ^ Abbott, Gary (22 July 2004). "Olympic Games preview at 74 kg/163 lbs. in men's Greco-Roman". USA Wrestling. The Mat. Archived from the original on 15 July 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Wrestling: Men's Greco-Roman 74kg". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 23 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Reto Bucher in Dreier-Vorrundengruppe" [Reto Bucher in the third preliminary pool] (in German). News.ch. 24 August 2004. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  7. ^ "Men's 74kg Greco-Roman Quarterfinals". London 2012. Archived from the original on 2013-01-11. Retrieved 9 December 2012.
  8. ^ "Men's 74kg Greco-Roman Bronze Medal". London 2012. Archived from the original on 30 October 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012.

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