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Roman Vladimirovich Rurua

amateur wrestler

Roman Rurua is a former Soviet greco-roman wrestler and Olympic Champion.


Rurua, Roman was born on November 25, 1942 in a Georgian village.


Graduated from the Georgian Polytechnical Institute, 1972.


Honoured Master of Sports (wrestling), 1966. With Tbilisi Kolmeurne. USSR champion, 1963-1970.

World champion, 1966-1970. Olympic champion, 1968.


  • He competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City where he won a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling, the featherweight class. At the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo he won a silver medal. He is four time world champion in 1966, 1967,1969, 1970 years.