Sergei Mureiko

Sergei Mureiko (born 2 July 1970) is a retired heavyweight Greco-Roman wrestler, who until 1996 represented Moldova and then Bulgaria. He competed in the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics and won a bronze medal in 1996. Between 1993 and 2004 he won 11 medals at the world and European championships, often losing to his main rival Aleksandr Karelin.[1] He won his only international title in 1997, in the absence of Karelin. Karelin considered Mureiko his most difficult opponent, and believed that he had much luck in their bouts.[2][3]

Sergei Mureiko
Rulon Gardner vs Sergei Mureiko, Athens 2004.jpg
Mureiko (right) at the 2004 Olympics
Personal information
Born2 July 1970 (1970-07-02) (age 51)
Chişinău, Moldovian SSR, Soviet Union
Height195 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Weight120 kg (265 lb)
Sport
SportGreco-Roman wrestling
ClubSlavia Sofia
Medal record
Representing  Moldova
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta -130 kg
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1993 Stockholm -130 kg
Silver medal – second place 1995 Prague -130 kg
European championships
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Istanbul -130 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Besançon -130 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Budapest -130 kg
Representing  Bulgaria
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1999 Atlanta -130 kg
European championships
Gold medal – first place 1997 Kouvola -130 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Minsk -130 kg
Silver medal – second place 2000 Moscow -130 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Istanbul -130 kg
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Ankara -130 kg

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sergei Mureiko". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 6 April 2012.
  2. ^ Сергей Мурейко. wrestling-rybnitsa.narod.ru
  3. ^ Александр Карелин: Я большой и тяжелый (Спорт-Экспресс, 28.09.1999). wrestrus.ru

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