chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Louis Martin (Great Britain) in Moscow, 1961

History in Color:

March 10, 1961, Moscow, Russia – 24-year old middle heavyweight Louis Martin of Great Britain competes in the 90kg weight class at the 1961 Cup of Moscow international tournament in the Soviet Union.

By many accounts, Louis Martin (1936-2015) was the best British athlete in the history of Olympic weightlifting.

Martin won 4 World championships (1959, 1962, 1963, 1965), 4 European championships (1959, 1962, 1963, 1965), 3 Commonwealth Games (1962, 1966, 1970) and set 2 world records in his career.

At the Summer Olympics, Martin won bronze in 1960 and silver in 1964.


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