USA Wrestling Match of the Day: Mi...

Match of the Day: Michial Foy defeats Olympic champion Atanas Komchev at the 1989 World Championships

By USA Wrestling | Aug. 02, 2020, 12:23 p.m. (ET)

At the 1989 World Championships, Michial Foy pulled a stunning upset in thrilling fashion over the 1988 Olympic champion Atanas Komchev of Bulgaria. In addition to his Olympic gold, Komchev was a three-time World silver medalist and a two-time World bronze medalist. Foy would go on to claim World silver.

Foy was a two-time Olympian, representing the U.S. in Seoul, South Korea in 1988 and Barcelona, Spain in 1992, where he finished sixth. Additionally, Foy placed fifth at the 1995 World Championships and was a 1989 Pan Am Championships gold medalist and a 1995 Pan Am Games silver medalist.

Watch Foy defeat Komchev below: