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Top 10 Greatest Olympic Wrestlers of All-Time

Top 10 Greatest Olympic Wrestlers of All-Time

1. Aleksandr Karelin (Russia)

Aleksandr Karelin is one of the greatest Olympic wrestlers of all time. He has an outstanding record with 3 gold and 1 silver in Olympic freestyle wrestling. His gold medals came in Seoul, Barcelona, and Atlanta. Karelin's exceptional performance solidifies his position as one of the top wrestlers in Olympic history.

2. Buvaisar Saitiev (Russia)

Buvaisar Saitiev, a Russian star, achieved three Olympic gold medals in 1996, 2004, and 2008 in the 74 kg freestyle wrestling category. His remarkable success and dominance in his weight class make him one of the greatest Olympic wrestlers.

3. Mavlet Batirov (Russia)

Mavlet Batirov clinched his first freestyle Olympic gold medal in 2004 and followed it up with another gold in 2008, showcasing his exceptional skills and consistency at the Olympic level.

4. Mijain Lopez (Cuba)

Mijain Lopez has dominated the Greco-Roman superheavyweight category at the Olympics, securing three Olympic gold medals. His remarkable achievements place him among the top Olympic wrestlers of all time.

5. Roman Vlasov (Russia)

Roman Vlasov, another standout wrestler, earned two Olympic gold medals in the Greco-Roman event, showcasing his prowess and skill in the sport.

6. Sharif Sharifov (Azerbaijan)

Sharif Sharifov secured a gold medal at the London Olympics in 2012 and went on to win a bronze at Rio in 2016, cementing his status as one of the top wrestlers in Olympic history.

7. Elbrus Tedeyev (Ukraine)

Elbrus Tedeyev's journey to Olympic success includes winning a bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics and later claiming gold at Athens in 2004, showcasing his resilience and skill on the Olympic stage.

8. Vladimer Khinchegashvili (Georgia)

Vladimer Khinchegashvili won silver in the London Olympics and then claimed his first Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro, solidifying his standing as one of the top Olympic wrestlers in recent history.

9. Kim Hyeon-woo (South Korea)

Kim Hyeon-woo's Olympic achievements include winning gold in the 2012 Olympics in the Greco-Roman lightweight category and later securing a bronze in the welterweight division in Rio, showcasing his adaptability and skill in different weight classes.

10. Artur Aleksanyan (USA)

Artur Aleksanyan, representing the USA, won a bronze in the London Olympics in the Greco-Roman heavyweight category and then achieved his first Olympic gold at Rio, solidifying his status as one of the top wrestlers in Olympic history.

This list of the top 10 greatest Olympic wrestlers of all time is based on their exceptional performances and achievements at the Olympic Games, showcasing their skill, resilience, and dominance in the sport of wrestling.


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