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Oleksandr Serhiyovych Darahan (also Oleksandr Daragan, Ukrainian: Олександр Сергійович Дараган; born January 19, 1978 in Dnipropetrovsk) is an amateur Ukrainian Greco-Roman wrestler, who played for the men's light heavyweight category.[1] In 2001, Daragan had won two bronze medals for his division at the World Wrestling Championships in Patras, Greece, and at the European Wrestling Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.[2] He is also a member of the wrestling team for Dynamo Mariupol, and is coached and trained by his father Sergey Daragan.

Oleksandr Daragan
Personal information
Full nameOleksandr Serhiyovych Darahan
Nationality Ukraine
Born (1978-01-19) 19 January 1978 (age 41)
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukrainian SSR
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight84 kg (185 lb)
ClubDynamo Mariupol
Coached bySergey Daragan

Daragan made his official debut for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, where he placed second in the preliminary pool of the men's 84 kg class, against Turkey's Hamza Yerlikaya, Bulgaria's Vladislav Metodiev, and Estonia's Tarvi Thomberg.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, Daragan competed for the second time in the men's 84 kg class. He received a bye for the preliminary round of sixteen match, before losing out to Iran's Saman Tahmasebi, with a three-set technical score (0–4, 2–1, 0–3), and a classification point score of 1–3.[3]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Oleksandr Daragan". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
  2. ^ "AP Sunday Story – Gardner Wins Greco-Roman Wrestling". Associated Press. The Mat. 12 September 2001. Retrieved 19 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Men's Greco-Roman 84kg (185 lbs) Round of 16 Final Official". NBC Olympics. Retrieved 19 January 2013.

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