Boris Michael Gurevitch
Gurevitch, a member of the Soviet Olympic team, won the gold medal in the freestyle wrestling middleweight division at the 1968 Mexico City Games. During the tournament, he defeated Jan Wypiorczuk of Poland, and Ronald Grinstein of Great Britain to reach the final round. In the finals, Gurevitch drew with Munkhbat Jigjid of Mongolia and Prodane Gardiev of Bulgaria to capture the gold medal (both Jigjid and Gardiev were eliminated due to an accumulation of bad points).
Boris Michael Gurevitch is not to be confused with the Soviet Greco-Roman wrestler, Boris Mendelovitch Gurevich.
Gurevitch is a member of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
Birth and Death Dates:
b. Feb. 2, 1937
Use links below to navigate through the olympics section of Jews In Sports.
Jewish Sports Legends: The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, by Joseph Siegman (Washington, D.C.: Brassey's, 2000)
Great Jews in Sports by Robert Slater (New York: Jonathan David Publishers, 2000)
encyclopedia of JEWS in sports, by Bernard Postal, Jesse Silver, and Roy Silver (New York: Bloch Publishing Co., 1965)
The Olympic Games: Athens 1896-Sydney 2000, (New York: Dorling Kindersley, 1999)
New York Times, October 14-October 28, 1968