chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Alar Seim (Estonia)

History in Color:

November 1987, Tallinn,  Estonia – 29-year old Estonian super heavyweight Alar Seims competes in the 110+kg weight class at the 1987 Kalev Club Championships in Tallinn.

Alar Seim (b. 1958) was one of the lead heavyweights of Estonia in the 1970s and 1980s. He was a 3x Estonian champion as a junior and then the national title 4 times – as a heavyweight (1979) and as a super heavyweight (1983, 1986, 1989).

Alar Seim came to Olympic weightlifting from a freestyle wrestling and competed for the Kalev Club of Tallinn.

His personal best was a total of 392,5kg (165 + 227,5).

For those who got involved into Olympic weightlifting in the last decade, Alar Seim is a trainer of his son Mart Seim (b. 1990), a silver medalist at the 2015 World Championships and a bronze medalist at the 2016 European Championships and one of the top super heavyweight contenders of the 2010s.

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