chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Anton Baraniak (Czechoslovakia) Wins Silver in Moscow

History in Color:

July 18, 1986, Moscow, Russia – 35-year old heavyweight Anton Baraniak of Team Czechoslovakia wins a silver medal with a  407.5kg (182.5+225) total in the 110kg class at the 1986 Good Will Games in Moscow.

Anton Baraniak (b. 1951) competed for Czechoslovakia at two Summer Olympics – in 1980 (Moscow) and in 1988 (Seoul). In 1980, Baraniak won the 7th place in the 100kg class with the 375kg (165+210) in total.

Baranian competed in various weight classes (100kg, 110kg, 110+kg)  and won 8 national championships in Czechoslovakia (1978, 1979, 1981, 1983, 1985-1988). On the international arena, he won 3 bronze medals at the World Championships (1982, 1983, 1987) and 1 silver (1985) and 2 bronze medals at the European Championships (1982, 1983).

Anton Baraniak had an elite level of total in all weight classes he competed in. His personal best were:

  • 100kg – 375kg (165+210) – 7/28/1980 in Moscow

  • 110kg – 420 (187.5+232.5) – 11/4/1984 in Plzen

  • 110+  – 415kg (185+230) – 7/7/1985 in Trencin


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