Valery Nikitich RUKHLEDEV
A native of Krasnoyarskii krai, he attended schools for the deaf in Novokuznetzk, Russia, and Odessa, Ukraine. Received a pedagogy degree from Odessa University. A multifaceted sportsman as he was the only deaf to win the gold medals in judo (1972 European Championships) and sambo (1971 USSR Championship). The Soviet Union's and Russia's delegate at the CISS Congresses between 1987 and 2013. Former board member of the European Deaf Sports Organization. 2003 - President of the VOG (All-Russian Society of the Deaf). Since 20 September 2013 he is the ICSD President.
|Belgrade 1969||Wrestling Freestyle||78 - 87 kg||Gold|
|Belgrade 1969||Wrestling Greco-Roman||78 - 87 kg||Gold|
|Malmö 1973||Wrestling Freestyle||82 - 90 kg||Gold|
|Malmö 1973||Wrestling Greco-Roman||82 - 90 kg||Gold|
|Bucharest 1977||Wrestling Freestyle||90 - 100 kg||Gold|
|Bucharest 1977||Wrestling Greco-Roman||90 - 100 kg||Gold|