chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Mohamed Traboulsi (Lebanon): World Record in Mexico City

History in Color:

October 15, 1968, Mexico City, Mexico – 18-year old lightweight Mohamed Traboulsi of Lebanon set a new world record in snatch (121.5kg – WR JR) while competing in the 67.5kg class at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.

Although Lebanon wasn’t considered an Olympic weightlifting powerhouse Mohamed Traboulsi (b. 1950) was, by all means, a distinguished elite international weightlifter of his time.

Traboulsi competed for Lebanon at three Summer Olympics  – in Mexico City (1968), in Munich (1972) and in Moscow (1980). At 22, he won a silver Olympic medal in the middleweight class in Munich, Germany.

Traboulsi had a very distinguished career in this sport. He was the first  middleweight in the world to snatch his double bodyweight. In his career, Mohamed Traboulsi set 4 world records in Olympic weightlifting.

Besides being a vice champion of Olympics and World Championships, he won the Asian Games in 1978 (67.5kg) and took a silver medal at the Asian Games in 1982 (82.5kg)


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