Aleksey Mishin (wrestler)

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Aleksey Vladimirovich Mishin
Алексей Владимирович Мишин
Personal information
Ethnicity Flag of Mordovia.svg Mordvin
Citizenship Flag of Russia.svg Russian
Born (1979-02-08) February 8, 1979 (age 39)
Ruzayevka, Mordovia, Russia
Residence Saransk, Russia
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb).
Country Russia
Sport Wrestling
Event(s) Greco-Roman
Club Aleksey Mishin Wrestling Academy
Coached by Yuiri Kuzin, Alexander Tarakanov

Aleksey Vladimirovich Mishin (Russian : Алексе́й Влади́мирович Ми́шин; born February 8, 1979 in Ruzayevka) is a Mordvin born Russian wrestler.

Russian language East Slavic language

Russian is an East Slavic language, which is official in the Russian Federation, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as being widely used throughout Eastern Europe, the Baltic states, the Caucasus and Central Asia. It was the de facto language of the Soviet Union until its dissolution on 25 December 1991. Although, nowadays, nearly three decades after the breakup of the Soviet Union, Russian is used in official capacity or in public life in all the post-Soviet nation-states, as well as in Israel and Mongolia, the rise of state-specific varieties of this language tends to be strongly denied in Russia, in line with the Russian World ideology.

Ruzayevka Town in Mordovia, Russia

Ruzayevka is a town in the Republic of Mordovia, Russia, located on the Insar River, 25 kilometers (16 mi) southwest of Saransk. Population: 47,523 (2010 Census); 49,790 (2002 Census); 51,034 (1989 Census).

Mordvins finno-ugric ethnic group

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Mishin won a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling, 84 kg division, at the 2004 Summer Olympics. He is also the 2007 world champion and 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2006 European champion. His personal trainer is Alexander Tarakanov.

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Mishin is married to World Champion and Olympic medalist in fencing, Sofia Velikaya. They have one child together, a son, named Oleg, born on November 30, 2013. [1]

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