chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Team Moscow Champs in Voronezh (1949)

History in Color:

May 18, 1949, Voronezh, Russia –Weightlifting Team Moscow wins the top national award for the 1st place in the teams’ competition at the 1949 USSR Championships on the stage of Music Comedy Theater in Voronezh (left to right):

Team Captain Grigory Novak (Soviet Wings, Moscow, 82.5kg), Alexey Medvedev (Soviet Wings, Moscow, 82.5+kg), Vladimir Pushkarev (Dynamo, Moscow, 75kg), Israil Mekhanik (Lokomotiv, Moscow, 67.5kg),  Yevgeny Lopatin (Dynamo, Moscow, 60kg) and Mitrofan Kosarev (Stroitel, Moscow, 56kg)

The 1949 USSR Championships was the 24th national competition in the country. It gathered 162 Olympic weightlifters in 6 weight classes. The medalists for the teams’ competitions were

  1. Moscow

  2. Ukraine

  3. Moscow-2

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