Barys Hrynkevich

Barys Hrynkevich (Belarusian: Барыс Грынкевіч; born April 26, 1981 in Grodno) is a retired amateur Belarusian freestyle wrestler, who competed in the men's super heavyweight category.[1] He finished seventh in the 120-kg division at the 2003 World Wrestling Championships in New York City, New York, United States, and later represented his nation Belarus at the 2004 Summer Olympics. Hrynkevich also trained as a member of the freestyle wrestling team for RTsFVS Hrodna, under his personal coach Aleh Harbuz.[2]

Barys Hrynkevich
Personal information
Full nameBarys Hrynkevich
Nationality Belarus
Born (1981-04-26) 26 April 1981 (age 39)
Grodno, Belarusian SSR,
Soviet Union
Height1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
Weight112 kg (247 lb)
ClubRTsFVS Hrodna
CoachAleh Harbuz

Hrynkevich qualified for the Belarusian squad in the men's super heavyweight class (120 kg) at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, by placing seventh and receiving a berth from the World Championships a year earlier.[3] Hrynkevich suffered three straight defeats from Mongolia's Gelegjamtsyn Ösökhbayar (0–6), Bulgaria's Bozhidar Boyadzhiev (1–5), and Iran's Alireza Rezaei (0–7), who later clinched a silver medal at the end of the tournament, with only a single point earned in the prelim pool, finishing seventeenth overall in the final standings.[4]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Barys Hrynkevich". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  2. ^ Свислочской спортивной школе олимпийского резерва – 50 лет [50 years of Svislochsky Sports School of Olympic Reserve] (in Russian). Grodzenskaya Prauda. 24 October 2013. Archived from the original on 9 June 2014. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  3. ^ Abbott, Gary (29 July 2004). "Olympic Games preview at 120 kg/264.5 lbs. in men's freestyle". USA Wrestling. The Mat. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Wrestling: Men's Freestyle 120kg". Athens 2004. BBC Sport. 15 August 2004. Retrieved 23 September 2013.

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