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Nikolay Belov

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameNikolay Grigoryevich•Belov
Used nameNikolay•Belov
Original nameНиколай Григорьевич•Белов
Born23 November 1919 in Fyodorovskoye, Moskva Oblast (RUS)
Died14 October 1987
AffiliationsDynamo Moskva, Moskva (RUS)
NOC Soviet Union
Nationality Russian Federation

Biography

In 1947 Nikolay Belov became the first Soviet athlete to win a European title, when he won the Greco-Roman middleweight event at the 1947 European Championships in Prague. Next Belov competed internationally at the 1952 Olympics, where he won bronze in Greco-Roman middleweight. Domestically, Belov won four Soviet titles, in 1948-51 in Greco-Roman middleweight. He also won three silver (1946 and 1953 in Greco-Roman middleweight and in 1948 in freestyle light-heavyweight) and two bronze medals (1945 in Greco-Roman middleweight and in 1947 in freestyle middleweight) at the Soviet Championships. After finishing his sporting career, Belov worked as a wrestling coach in Moscow.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1952 Summer Olympics Wrestling URS RUS Nikolay Belov
Middleweight, Greco-Roman, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze