Alexander Karelin

Soviet-Russian wrestler

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Karelin (born September 19, 1967 in Novosibirsk, Russian SFSR) is an athlete from the Russian Federation. He is considered the greatest Greco-Roman wrestler of all time and one of the best wrestlers of his time.[1][2] He won gold medals at the 1988, 1992, and 1996 Olympic Games.

Alexander Karelin


  1. Encyclopedia – Britannica Online Encyclopedia. Retrieved on 2011-02-09.
  2. Summer Olympics 2000 Karelin loses first-ever international match. (2000-09-27). Retrieved on 2011-02-09.

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