David Vala Czech Republic

Key Facts

Country

Competed in

Date of birth

17 Apr 1978

Height

1.91m

Weight

96kg

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
0 0 0

Sport Guides

WRESTLING

David Vala 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 David Vala

Date Event Won
7 Aug Men's 96kg Greco-Roman Round of 16, Match 4

Head to Head

David Vala vs Soso Jabidze

David Vala

David Vala Czech Republic flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

1

Height

1.91m (6'3")

Weight

96kg

Age

36

Soso Jabidze

Soso Jabidze Georgia flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

1

Height

1.83m (6'0")

Weight

96kg

Age

27

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