Anatoly Beloglazov

Anatoly Alekseyevich Beloglazov (Russian: Анатолий Алексеевич Белоглазов; born 16 September 1956) is a retired Russian freestyle wrestler. He won gold medals at the 1980 Olympics and 1977, 1978 and 1982 World Championships, placing third in 1983.[1][2] In 2010 he was inducted into the FILA Hall of Fame.[3]

Anatoly Beloglazov
Anatoly Beloglazov 1978.jpg
Beloglazov at the 1978 World Championships
Personal information
Born16 September 1956 (1956-09-16) (age 64)
Kaliningrad, Russia[1]
Height155 cm (5 ft 1 in)
Sport
SportFreestyle wrestling
ClubDynamo Kiev
Coached byGranit Taropin[2]

Beloglazov was born in Kaliningrad, but later moved to the south and graduated from an institute of pedagogy in Krasnodar.[4] He spent most of his life alongside his twin brother Sergei, who also became Olympic champion in freestyle wrestling.[1]

Beloglazov took up wrestling in 1968 and debuted internationally at the 1974 European Junior Championships, where he won a gold medal; next year he won the 1975 World Junior Championships, and in 1976 started competing among seniors, winning the European title that year. Domestically he won four Soviet titles: in 1977, 1979–80 and 1982. He retired from competitions after the 1984 season, missing the 1984 Olympics due to their boycott by the Soviet Union, and then had a long career as a wrestling coach. He headed the Canadian (1990–96), Australian (1996–98), and then Russian and Belarusian national freestyle teams. Since 1998, an annual freestyle wrestling tournament honoring Beloglazov brothers has been held in Kaliningrad.[1][5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Anatoly Beloglazov. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b Beloglasov, Anatoli (URS) Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine. iat.uni-leipzig.de
  3. ^ Hall of Fame – Freestyle Archived 18 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine. unitedworldwrestling.org
  4. ^ Grigory Chernevich, ed. (2003). Dynamo. Encyclopedia. OLMA Media Group. p. 41. ISBN 978-5-224-04399-6.
  5. ^ Белоглазов Анатолий Алексеевич. wrestling.by
  6. ^ Интервью главного тренера национальной команды Республики Беларусь по вольной борьбе Анатолия Алексеевича Белоглазова. wrestling.by (interview in Russian)