March 24th, 2017

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Imre Foldi

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One of the best Olympic weightlifters of all times, Imre Foldi was the first Hungarian to win the Olympics in this sport.


Despite of a physical disability, Imre Foldi competed at five Summer Olympics – in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and 1976. He brought home medal from three of them. He won gold medal in Munoch and silver medals in Tokyo and Montreal.


Imre is a 13-times champion of Hungary. At 13 World championships that Foldi competed in. he won 16 gold, 16 silver and 7 bronze medals.


Foldi set 21 world records – 15 in the press and 6 in the total.


The Lift Up: History in Color series continues…


 

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Petr Korol

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Petr Korol (1941-2015) of Lvov, Ukraine performs clean and jerk lift at the 1973 USSR National Championship in Donetsk.


He won the silver medal with 317.5kg total (135+182.5) in the 75kg weight category.


Three years later, Korol won the 1976 Olympics in the light weight class (67.5kg) with 305kg (135+170).


 


1973 Championship of the USSR
Location: Donetsk Ukraine
Weight Class: Middleweight  [75 kg]</p>

More Info On the 1973 Championship of the USSR

Rank Athlete Results (kg)
1 Valentin  MIKHAILOV, Avangard  Voroshilovgrad 327.5 = 142.5+185
2 Petr  KOROL, Dynamo  Lvov 317.5 = 135+182.5
3 Valery  SMIRNOV, Army  Leningrad 310 = 135+175
4 Alexander  LUKYANOV, 305 = 130+175
5 Yury  KLYATSKY, 305 = 130+175
6 Alexander  MIKHEEV, 302.5 = 130+172.5
7 Evgeny  YERMOLCHIK, 300 = 135+165
8 Viktor  LYSENKO, 300 = 135+165
9 Ivan  SHILKIN, 300 = 130+170
10 Victor  NACHENKIN, 295 = 127.5+167.5
11 Valery  PETROV, 295 = 127.5+167.5
12 Vaclav  YUREVICH, 292.5 = 125+167.5
13 David  GABADZE, 290 = 130+160
14 Alexander  GALKIN,
15 Viktor  KURENSTOV,
16 Alexander  KOLODKOV,
17 Joseph  STRONGIN,
18 George  NOVIKOV,