Michael Beilin

Michael Beilin (מיכאל ביילין; born April 25, 1976) is an Israeli former Olympic Greco-Roman wrestler.[1]

Michael Beilin
מיכאל ביילין
Personal information
Nationality Israel
Born (1976-04-25) April 25, 1976 (age 43)
Perm, Russia
Height5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight139 lb (63 kg)
Sport
SportWrestling
StyleGreco-Roman

Early lifeEdit

Beilin is from Perm, Russia, and is Jewish.[2] He made aliyah (emigrated to Israel) with his parents in 1994.[3] He served in the Israel Defense Forces.[3]

Wrestling careerEdit

He started wrestling at the age of 8.[3] His sports club was Hapoel Tel Aviv, in Tel Aviv, Israel, and he was coached by Nick Zagrintzki.[1][2][3]

At the 1996 European Championship: 62.0 kg Greco-Roman, he came in 12th.[1][2] At the 1997 World Wrestling Championships: 63.0 kg Greco-Roman, he came in 4th.[1][2] At the 1998 World Wrestling Championships: 63.0 kg. Greco-Roman, he came in 13th.[1][2]

At the 1999 World Wrestling Championships: 63.0 kg Greco-Roman in Athens, he won the bronze medal, and qualified for the Olympic Games.[1][2][3]

He competed for Israel at the 2000 Summer Olympics, at the age of 24, in Sydney, Australia, in Greco-Roman Wrestling--Men's Lightweight (63 kg), and came in 15th.[1] Ranked Number 3 in the world before the Olympics, he won his first match against Vitaly Chuk of Belarus, but lost in the elimination pool to Bakhodir Kurbanov of Uzbekistan.[2] When he competed in the Olympics he was 5-6.5 (170 cm) tall, and weighed 139 lbs (63 kg).[1]

At the 2001 World Wrestling Championships: 63.0 kg Greco-Roman, he won the bronze medal.[1][2] At the 2001 Maccabiah Games he won the gold medal at 69 kg.[2] At the 2002 European Championship: 66.0 kg Greco-Roman, he won the bronze medal.[1][2] At the 2006 European Championship: 66.0 kg Greco-Roman, he came in 19th.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Michael Beilin Bio, Stats, and Results". sports-reference.com.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Beilin, Michael, Jews in Sports
  3. ^ a b c d e "Wrestling With Weight Loss". Haaretz.