Ivan Popov (wrestler)

Ivan Popov is an Australian Greco-Roman wrestler of Russian descent.

Ivan Popov
Medal record
Representing  Australia

In 2010, he won a gold medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in the Men's Greco-Roman 120 kg division, Australia's first win in 32 years.[1]

He attempted to qualify to wrestle for the 2012 Olympics.[2]

In 2016, he finished 2nd at the 2016 African & Oceania Wrestling Olympic Qualification Tournament to earn an Olympic berth.[3]

He is the son of Olympic bronze medalist and world champion Vladimir Popov.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Nocookies". The Australian. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Australian wrestlers clear crucial hurdle on path to London". Smh.com.au. Retrieved 3 April 2016.
  3. ^ Butler, Nick. "Adopted Moroccan secures second Olympic berth as Africa-Oceania Wrestling qualifier begins". Insidethegames.biz. Retrieved 3 April 2016.