Ivan Yarygin - freestyle wrestling
Wrestler Ivan Yarygin
Ivan Sergeevich Yarygin is a Siberian Russian athlete, multiple champion of the Olympics, the Soviet Union and Europe in freestyle wrestling. Ivan Sergeevich was born in the Kemerovo region, in the village of Ust-Kamzas on November 7, 1948, and was the sixth child in an ordinary family.
In 1966, Yarygin moved to Krasnoyarsk and began training with the honored, famous coach Dmitry Mindiashvili. Personal perseverance and desire to become the best contributed to rapid progress, Yarygin was never late for training, he intensely polished the technique of fighting, and he was very responsible in everything he did. Today, the famous coach, recognized as the best coach of the USSR and Russia, can reasonably be proud of his best student. Yarygin’s first Olympic victory was very impssive - in Munich at the Olympics in 1972, Ivan set a record that has not been broken so far: he spent only 7 minutes and 20 seconds on all his victorious fights. By the way, some sources claim that Yarygin even received the nickname "Ivan the Terrible" for his powerful, aggressive fighting style.
In July 1976 in Montreal, I. S. Yarygin won his second Olympic gold medal. By the way, for this, he ran 50 km every day from Krasnoyarsk to the village of Sliznevo, 120 times did push-ups and climbed a rope 15 times in a row.
Throughout his sports career, Yarygin received a huge number of awards and victories, but he still had many plans, which were pvented by the unexpected tragic death of an athlete. It happened in 1997, on October 11th, in an accident on the Makhachkala-Kislovodsk highway, near Neftekumsk, Stavropol Territory.
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