Roman Mikhaylovich Dmitriyev (Russian: Роман Михайлович Дмитриев; 7 March 1949 – 11 February 2010) was a Russian freestyle wrestler, coach and politician. He competed at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics and won a gold and a silver medal, respectively. Between 1969 and 1974 he won four medals at world championships, including a gold in 1973; he was also a European champion in 1969. Domestically Dmitriyev won the Soviet championships in 1969, 1971, 1972, 1976, 1979 and 1981.
Dmitriyev (center) at the 1972 Olympics
|Born||7 March 1949|
Zhigansky District, Sakha Republic, Russia
|Died||11 February 2010 (aged 60)|
|Height||154 cm (5 ft 1 in)|
|Coached by||Dimitri Gorkin|
In 1981 Dmitriyev retired from competitions to become a coach of Soviet senior and then junior wrestling teams. He also took various positions at the Russian Wrestling Federation. In 2008 he was elected to the Duma of Sakha Republic. He died in Moscow in 2010.
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