Justin Dashaun Lester United States

Key Facts

Country

Competed in

Date of birth

30 Sep 1983

Height

1.7m

Weight

73kg

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
0 0 0

Sport Guides

WRESTLING

Justin Dashaun Lester 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 Justin Dashaun Lester

Date Event Won
7 Aug Men's 66kg Greco-Roman Repechage Round 2, Match 1
7 Aug Men's 66kg Greco-Roman Quarter-finals, Match 1
7 Aug Men's 66kg Greco-Roman Round of 16, Match 1 Won

Head to Head

Justin Dashaun Lester vs Manuchar Tskhadaia

Justin Dashaun Lester

Justin Dashaun Lester United States flag

London 2012 medals

0

London 2012 appearances

3

Height

1.7m (5'7")

Weight

73kg

Age

33

Manuchar Tskhadaia

Manuchar Tskhadaia Georgia flag

London 2012 medals

1

London 2012 appearances

4

Height

1.65m (5'5")

Weight

66kg

Age

31

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