Zaslavsky, Leonid : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Zaslavsky, Leonid

Sport:
wrestling

Country Represented:
Australia

Years Competed:
1996

Olympic Info:
Zaslavsky was a member of the Australian Greco-Roman wrestling team at the 1996 Atlanta Games, competing in the featherweight division (62-kg). After losing his first match to Giovanni Schillaci of Italy, Zaslavsky competed in the consolation bracket. He defeated Chamroeun Vath of Kampuchea (pinned in 0:56), but was then eliminated from the competition in his next bout by Ramil Islamov of Uzbekistan. Zaslavsky was the only member of the Australian Greco-Roman team to win a bout and officially finished in 15th place.

Birth and Death Dates:
unknown

Origin:
unknown


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References:
Jewish Sports Review, July/August 1997 issue
New York Times, August 2, 1996


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