Valentin NIKOLAEV, USSR Sportsman. Wrestler; World Light Heavyweight Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion, 1955; rail transport engineer.
NIKOLAEV, Valentin was born in 1924.
Graduated from the Rostov Institute of Railway Engineers, 1948.
Competed in USSR Championship: 1948 placed 4th, 1949 8th, 1951 4th, 1952 1st, 1953 2nd and 1954 1st. At 1956 Moscow Spartakiada reached finals but lost USSR Champion title. Victor at 11th and 12th World Student Games and at 1953 Youth Festival in Bukharest.
1955 World Light Heavyweight Champion at Karlsruhe. In recent years has not taken part in intemat. competitions. 1959 placed 2nd in heavyweight class at USSR Spartakiada.