Alexander Karelin turned 50!

Today, three-time Olympic champion in the Greco-Roman wrestling, Hero of the Russian Federation Alexander Karelin celebrates his half-century anniversary.

Alexander Karelin spent 19 years on the wrestling mat. During 13 years he has not lost a single fight! Three Olympic gold medals, nine wins at the world championships. He is a man of legend, the best fighter of the twentieth century!

The Russian Olympic Committee congratulates Alexander Karelin on his anniversary! We wish him strong health, happiness, prosperity, creative inspiration and new victories!

Congratulations!