Mikhail Shakhov

Olympic wrestler
Shakhov (right wearing the CCCP sweater), 1956

Mikhail Afanasyevich Shakhov (Russian: Михаил Афанасьевич Шахов; 20 November 1931 – 8 August 2018) was a Soviet bantamweight freestyle wrestler.[1] He competed at the 1956 and the 1960 Summer Olympics and won a bronze medal in 1956.[1] Shakhov was born in Saratov Oblast, Russia.[2]


Shakhov died on 8 August 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine, aged 86.[3]