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Gable to be inducted into International Hall


COSIER-SUR-VEVEY, Switzerland – World Champion and Olympic Champion Dan Gable will be inducted into the International Wrestling Hall of Fame, the Federation International de Luttes Associees (FILA), the international Olympic governing body for the sport of wrestling.


In 1972, Gable won an Olympic Gold medal at 149.5 pounds with- out surrendering a point.


“For this distinct accomplishment, Gable will join Dr. Cjaba Hegedus from Hungary and Ivan Yarygin from Russia in the Legends category,” said Stan Dziedzic, Vice President of FILA and head of its Hall of Fame Commission. “Given the 2012 Olympics will be in London we seized the opportunity to recognize several nominees with an attachment to Commonwealth countries this year.” Gable coached the University of Iowa wrestling program to 15


NCAA team titles from 1977 through 1997. Gable also led several U.S. World and Olympic Freestyle Teams from 1980-2000. Mario Saletnig, longtime Canadian referee and FILA Vice President, will be honored in the Leadership category. Saletnig will be joined by fellow Canadians Daniel Igali and Daniel Robin. Daniel Igali is the first African-born black wrestler to win World and Olympic Freestyle Gold medals for Canada. Igali won a World title in 1999 and an Olympic gold medal in 2000.


Daniel Robin won silver medals in both freestyle and Greco- Roman at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. The 2012 FILA Hall of Fame induction ceremonies will take place on Friday, August 3 prior to the beginning of the Olympic wrestling competition in London, England.


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