Zhan Beleniuk

Zhan Vensanovych Beleniuk (Ukrainian: Жан Венсанович Беленюк, also transliterated Jean Vensanovich Belenyuk, born 24 January 1991) is a Ukrainian Greco-Roman wrestler and politician.

Zhan Beleniuk
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Personal information
Full nameZhan Vensanovych Beleniuk
NationalityUkrainian
Born (1991-01-24) 24 January 1991 (age 29)
Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight85 kg (187 lb)
Sport
SportWrestling
Event(s)Greco-Roman
ClubSpartak Kyiv
Coached byVitalyj Kisilisa
Aleksej Dobrovolskyj
Oleg Sazonov

Early lifeEdit

Beleniuk was born in 1991 in Kiev to a Ukrainian mother and a father from Rwanda. His father was a pilot who studied in Kiev at the National Aviation University and died during the Rwandan Civil War.[1]

Beleniuk began wrestling in the year 2000 at 9 years of age.[2]

CareerEdit

In 2010 he won the silver medal at the Junior World Championships. In 2011, he became the Junior European Champion amongst, and won bronze at the World Championship.

In 2012, he won the bronze medal at the European Championships.

In 2013, he won bronze again at the Summer Universiade.

In 2014, he won a gold medal at the 2014 European Wrestling Championships,[3] and bronze at the World Championships.

In 2015, he won the silver medal at the first European Games in Azerbaijan.

On 10 September 2015, after winning against then the ruling World Champion and then Champion of Asia, the Uzbek Rustam Assakalov scoring 6:0, Beleniuk won gold at the 2015 World Wrestling Championships in under-85 kg weight category.

In 2016, he won gold yet again at the 2016 European Wrestling Championships.

In 2016 he won the silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.[4]

PoliticsEdit

 
Beleniuk with President Volodymyr Zelensky in August 2019.

Beleniuk was elected a deputy to the Verkhovna Rada in July 2019 Ukrainian parliamentary election as a member of the Servant of the People political party.[5] He was under number 10.[6]

First Deputy Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Youth and Sports[7].

AchievementsEdit

Year Tournament Venue Result Event
2007 European Cadet Championships   Warsaw, Poland 2nd Greco-Roman 76 kg
2008 European Cadet Championships   Daugavpils, Latvia 3rd Greco-Roman 76 kg
2010 European Junior Championships   Samokov, Bulgaria 10th Greco-Roman 84 kg
World Junior Championships   Budapest, Hungary 3rd Greco-Roman 84 kg
2011 European Junior Championships   Zrenjanin, Serbia 1st Greco-Roman 84 kg
World Junior Championships   Bucharest, Romania 2nd Greco-Roman 84 kg
2012 European Championships   Belgrade, Serbia 3rd Greco-Roman 84 kg
2013 European Championships   Tbilisi, Georgia 8th Greco-Roman 84 kg
Summer Universiade   Kazan, Russia 3rd Greco-Roman 84 kg
2014 European Championships   Vantaa, Finland 1st Greco-Roman 85 kg
World Championships   Tashkent, Uzbekistan 3rd Greco-Roman 85 kg
2015 European Games   Baku, Azerbaijan 2nd Greco-Roman 85 kg
World Championships   Las Vegas, United States 1st Greco-Roman 85 kg
Military World Games   Mungyeong, South Korea 1st Greco-Roman 85 kg
2016 European Championships   Riga, Latvia 1st Greco-Roman 85 kg
Olympic Games   Rio de Janeiro, Brasil 2nd Greco-Roman 85 kg
2018 World Championships   Budapest, Hungary 2nd Greco-Roman 87 kg
2019 European Championships   Bucharest, Romania 1st Greco-Roman 87 kg
European Games   Minsk, Belarus 1st Greco-Roman 87 kg
World Championships   Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan 1st Greco-Roman 87 kg

World/Olympic RecordEdit

World Championships/Olympic Games Matches
Res. Record Opponent Score Date Event Location Notes
2019 World Champion   at 87kg
Win 5-0   Viktor Lőrincz 2-1 2019-09-16 2019 World Championships   Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan
Win 4-0   Denis Kudla 2-1 2019-09-15
Win 3-0   Mikalai Stadub 3-1
Win 2-0   Ivan Huklek 7-1
Win 1-0   Alfonso Leyva 5-1
2019 European Games Champion   at 87kg
Win 4-0   Islam Abbasov 3-1 2019-06-30 2019 European Games   Minsk, Belarus
Win 3-0   Radzik Kuliyeu 3-1 2019-06-29
Win 2-0   Arkadiusz Kułynycz 9-1
Win 1-0   Maksim Manukyan 5-1
2019 European Champion   at 87kg
Win 4-0   Islam Abbasov 5-1 2019-04-13 2019 European Championships   Bucharest, Romania
Win 3-0   Eividas Stankevičius 5-1 2019-04-12
Win 2-0   Erik Szilvássy 3-1
Win 1-0   Ivan Huklek 6-1
2018 UWW world   at 87kg
Loss 4-1   Metehan Başar 1-2 2018-10-27 2018 World Championships   Budapest, Hungary
Win 4-0   Islam Abbasov 5-1 2018-10-26
Win 3-0   Hossein Nouri 4-2
Win 2-0   Artur Shahinyan 4-1
Win 1-0   Eividas Stankevičius 4-2
2016 Olympic   at 85kg
Loss 3-1   Davit Chakvetadze 2-9 2016-08-15 2016 Summer Olympics   Rio de Janeiro
Win 3-0   Javid Hamzatau 6-0
Win 2-0   Nikolay Bayryakov 10-1
Win 1-0   Ahmed Othman 9-0
2016 European Champion   at 85kg
Win 4-0   Roberti Kobliashvili 5-2 2016-03-13 European Championships   Riga, Latvia
Win 3-0   Laimutis Adomaitis 2-1
Win 2-0   Denis Kudla 6-1
Win 1-0   Kristofer Johansson 5-0
2015 UWW world   at 85kg
Win 6-0   Rustam Assakalov 6-0 2015-09-09 2015 World Championships   Las Vegas, NV
Win 5-0   Saman Tahmasebi 3-1
Win 4-0   Damian Janikowski 2-1
Win 3-0   Viktor Lőrincz 3-1
Win 2-0   Ramsin Azizsir 3-0
Win 1-0   Alfonso Leyva 6-2
2015 European Games   at 85kg
Loss 4-1   Davit Chakvetadze 2-3 2015-06-14 2015 European Games   Baku, Azerbaijan
Win 4-0   Maksim Manukyan 12-4
Win 3-0   Metehan Başar 3-1
Win 2-0   Attila Tamas 7-0
Win 1-0   Dejan Franjkovic 8-0
2014 UWW world   at 85kg
Win 4-1   Ramsin Azizsir 3-0 2014-09-12 2014 World Championships   Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Loss 3-1   Saman Tahmasebi 0-4
Win 3-0   Ahmed Othman 10-1
Win 2-0   Pablo Shorey 6-1
Win 1-0   Rami Hietaniemi 1-0
2013 Summer Universiare   at 84kg
Win 4-1   Nursultan Tursynov 3-1 2013-07-15 2013 Summer Universiade   Kazan, Russia
Loss 3-1   Maksim Manukyan 0-5
Win 3-0   Beka Rokva 3-1
Win 2-0   Tadeusz Michalik 3-1
Win 1-0   Aslan Atem 3-1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Melkozerova, Veronika. (14 December 2018). Zhan Beleniuk: Champion wrestler refuses better offers abroad to stay at home: ‘I belong here’. Archived 24 December 2019 at the Wayback Machine Kyiv Post. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  2. ^ Bagaterenko, Anton (31 May 2014). "Жан Беленюк: "В Африке я слишком светлый, в Украине – слишком темный"" [Zhan Beleniuk: "In Africa I was too light, and in Ukraine — too dark"]. Tribuna.com (in Russian). Ukraine. Archived from the original on 5 June 2016. Retrieved 30 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Жан Беленюк: "Мне не раз предлагали выступать за другие сборные, но я — украинец"". fakty.ua. Archived from the original on 17 April 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
  4. ^ "The Olympic Team of Ukraine: Rio 2016: Official Handbook" (PDF). noc-ukr.org. National Olympic Committee of Ukraine. p. 28. Archived from the original on 1 December 2018. Retrieved 14 June 2020. Беленюк Жан / Belenyuk Jean
  5. ^ "Zelenskiy's Servant of the People party unveils candidates for parliament". Kyiv Post.
  6. ^ "First hundred candidates on Servant of the People's election list: who are they?". Archived from the original on 19 July 2019. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Prep group frames Rada committees' front office". Verkhovna Rada. 28 August 2019. Archived from the original on 30 October 2019. Retrieved 30 October 2019.

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