chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Once Upon a Time in Los Angeles

History in Color:

July 1984, Los Angeles, CA, USA – 29-year old light heavyweight Robert Kabbas of Team Australia is performing a snatch lift in the training hall before the beginning of the weightlifting tournament at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

On August 4, 1984, Robert Kabbas won a silver medal in the 82.5kg class at the 1984 Olympics.

Once upon in a time in Los Angeles.

It was his third Olympics and he brought home a silver Olympic medal.

I bet the crowd went wild in Australia that night.

In his carrier, Robert Kabbas competed at the three Olympic Games – in Montreal (1976), Moscow (1980) and Los Angeles (1984). He won medals at three Commonwealth Games – in 1978 (Edmonton , Gold Medal), 1982 (Brisbane , Gold Medal) and 1986 (Edinburgh , Silver Medal).

Kabbas served as the President of Australian Weightlifting Federation and remains active in coaching and running local weightlifting club in his hometown.

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