National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus
Oleg Karavaev

Born on May 20, 1936 in Minsk.

Died on August 23, 1978.

The champion of the Games of the XVII Olympiad 1960 in Rome in the weight category up to 57 kg (-57kg).

The first Belarusian wrestler to have become the Olympic champion.

Recognized as the most technical wrestler in classic style at the Olympic Games in 1960.

Was awarded the title “Merited Master of Sports”, Order of the Red Banner of Labour, medal “For Distinguished Labor”.