Max Geller (wrestler)

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Maksim "Max" Geller (מקס גלר; born April 20, 1971) is an Israeli former Olympic wrestler.[1]

Maksim "Max" Geller
מקס גלר
Personal information
Full nameMaksim "Max" Geller
Nationality Israel
Born (1971-04-20) April 20, 1971 (age 49)
Minsk, Soviet Union
Height5-7.5 (172 cm)
Weight157 lb (71 kg)
Sport
SportWrestling
StyleFreestyle

Geller was born in Minsk, Belarusian SSR, and is Jewish.[2][3] He made aliyah (immigrated from the Soviet Union to Israel) in the late 1980s.[2]

Wrestling careerEdit

Geller's club is Hapoel Tel Aviv, in Tel Aviv, Israel.[1] He won the Israeli championships in 1990 and 1991.[2]

He won the silver medal at the 1991 European Championships, in 68.0 kg. Freestyle.[1]

At the 1992 European Championships, in 68.0 kg. Freestyle, Geller came in 7th.[1]

Geller competed for Israel at the 1992 Summer Olympics, in Barcelona, at the age of 21, in Wrestling—Men's Lightweight, Freestyle.[1] He defeated Jesús Eugenio Rodríguez of Cuba, lost to Fatih Özbaş of Turkey, and then faced Endre Elekes of Romania and both wrestlers were disqualified for passivity.[1] When he competed in the Olympics, he was 5-7.5 (172 cm) tall, and weighed 157 lbs (71 kg).[1][2] He finished in 11th place.[2]

At the 1994 World Championships, in 68.0 kg. Freestyle, Geller came in 11th.[1] At the 1994 European Championships, in 68.0 kg. Freestyle he also came in 11th.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Max Geller Bio, Stats, and Results". Archived from the original on 2020-04-18.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Geller, Max"
  3. ^ Wechsler, Bob (2008). "Day by Day in Jewish Sports History". KTAV Publishing House, Inc.