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Anatoly Bykov

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAnatoly Mikhaylovich•Bykov
Used nameAnatoly•Bykov
Original nameАнатолий Михайлович•Быков
Born6 August 1953 in Magadan, Magadan (RUS)
Measurements170 cm / 74 kg
AffiliationsDynamo Almaty, Almaty (KAZ)
NOC(s) Soviet Union
Ethnic nationKAZ


Anatoly Bykov took up wrestling in 1967 and made the Soviet national team in 1974. Bykov, who competed as a Greco-Roman welterweight for his entire career, won 1976 Olympic gold, added silver in 1980, was 1975 World Champion, and captured silver at the 1978 European Championships. He also competed at the 1977 World Championships, placing fourth. At the Soviet Championships, Bykov won two titles (1975, 1980). After finishing his sporting career, Bykov worked as a wresting coach.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1976 Summer Olympics Wrestling Welterweight, Greco-Roman, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Soviet Union    
1980 Summer Olympics Wrestling Welterweight, Greco-Roman, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing Soviet Union