Valeriia Zholobova Russian Federation

Key Facts

Country

Competed in

Date of birth

09 Oct 1992

Height

1.62m

Weight

55kg

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
0 0 0

Sport Guides

WRESTLING

Valeriia Zholobova competed in WRESTLING

Did you know?

  • There are two wrestling disciplines: Greco-Roman and freestyle. In both, the aim is to force the back of the opponent's shoulders on to the ground.
  • In Greco-Roman wrestling, athletes are only allowed to use their arms and upper bodies to pin their opponent, while in freestyle wrestling any part of the body may be used.
  • Bouts can last for a maximum of three periods of two minutes, with a 30-second break in between.
  • The heaviest ever Olympic wrestler was American Chris Mason, who weighed 29.4 stones when he took part in the 1972 super-heavyweight freestyle competition.
  • By contrast, the first ever women’s Olympic wrestling champion - Irini Merleni of the Ukraine in 2004 - was just 4 feet 11 inches tall.

Appearances for Valeriia Zholobova

Date Event Won
9 Aug Women's 55kg Freestyle Bronze Medal, Match 2
9 Aug Women's 55kg Freestyle Semi-finals, Match 2
9 Aug Women's 55kg Freestyle Quarter-finals, Match 4 Won
9 Aug Women's 55kg Freestyle Round of 16, Match 7 Won
9 Aug Women's 55kg Freestyle Qualification, Match 14 Won

Head to Head

Valeriia Zholobova vs Olga Butkevych

Valeriia Zholobova

Valeriia Zholobova Russian Federation flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

5

Height

1.62m (5'4")

Weight

55kg

Age

23

Olga Butkevych

Olga Butkevych Great Britain & N. Ireland flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

1

Height

1.6m (5'3")

Weight

60kg

Age

30

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