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Steeve Guenot, born October 2, 1985 in Chalon-sur-Saône, France, is a French wrestler who won the Gold medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing and bronze in the 2012 London Olympics.
Guenot was born in a family of wrestlers: his father is a referee; his mother a club manager; and his older brother Christophe also practices wrestling.
Guenot started his professional wrestling career at the age of 17. At 18, he joined the France National team but was too young to participate in the Olympic Games of Athens 2004.
At the age of 22, Guenot finally made it to his first Olympics in Beijing. He gave France its first gold medal at the 2008 Games and also became the first Olympic Champion for France in Men’s Greco-Roman Wrestling since Emile Poilvé, in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.
In 2012, Guenot won the bronze medal during the London Olympics. His older brother also won a bronze medal in the -74 kg category.