Josiane Patricia Soloniaina Madagascar

Key Facts

Country

Competed in

Date of birth

25 Apr 1978

Height

1.6m

Weight

72kg

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
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Sport Guides

WRESTLING

Josiane Patricia Soloniaina 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 Josiane Patricia Soloniaina

Date Event Won
9 Aug Women's 72kg Freestyle Round of 16, Match 7

Head to Head

Josiane Patricia Soloniaina vs Kateryna Burmistrova

Josiane Patricia Soloniaina

Josiane Patricia Soloniaina Madagascar flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

1

Height

1.6m (5'3")

Weight

72kg

Age

35

Kateryna Burmistrova

Kateryna Burmistrova Ukraine flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

2

Height

1.7m (5'7")

Weight

75kg

Age

34

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