Anatoly Bykov (wrestler)
Anatoly Mikhailovich Bykov (Russian: Анатолий Михайлович Быков, born 6 August 1953) is a retired Soviet welterweight Greco-Roman wrestler. He won a world title in 1975 and an Olympic gold medal in 1976, and placed second at the 1978 European Championships and 1980 Olympics, both times behind Ferenc Kocsis.
Kocsis vs. Bykov (right) at the 1980 Olympics
|Born||6 August 1953|
Magadan, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Height||170 cm (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||74 kg (163 lb)|
|Coached by||Viktor Yermakov|
Bykov lived for many years in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where in 1975 he married and graduated from the institute of physical education. He holds a Kazakhstani passport, but lives in Canada, where he works in building construction.
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