September 26th, 2017

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Yury Chimrov (USSR)

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Yury Chimrov (b. 1956, shown on the cover photo) was one of the young and promising Soviet heavyweights of the late 1970’s and early 1980s.


He competed for the Dynamo club of  Donetsk, Ukraine in the 110kg weight class and was one the candidates to the national team.


However the competition between the Soviet heavyweights in this class was tough. Sometimes it was more difficult to win internal competitions than the World championships in this class and Chimrov was one of many who didn’t get a chance to compete for the country at the top international level.


At the 1983 USSR Championship in Novosibirsk, Chimrov won a bronze medal with 405kg total (180+222.5).


Chimrov’s personal best result in the competionss was 415kg (185+230). He reached it at the USSR Spartakiad in Moscow in 1983.


 

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Powerful Flyweight Krishchishin

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The cover photo of our History in Color series depicts Olympic press lift by brilliant Soviet flyweight Vladislav Krishchishin of Lvov, Ukraine.


Vladislav Krishchishin (1946-2001) was a World champion (1969), European Champion (1969, 1970) and USSR champion (1969).


He set 15 world records.


After retirement from sports, he worked as a dentist.


One more interesting fact from history. The table below dispays all world records in the press lift in the 52kg weight class:


WORLD RECORDS: PRESS LIFT (52kg Class)

YEAR LOCATION NATION    ATHLETE RESULT KG
1969 Krivoy Rog Soviet Union Adam GNATOV, Soviet Union 102.5
1969 Donetsk Soviet Union Vladislav KRISHCHISHIN, Soviet Union 105.5
1969 Donetsk Soviet Union Vladislav KRISHCHISHIN, Soviet Union 110.5
1969 Rostov Soviet Union Vladislav KRISHCHISHIN, Soviet Union 111
1969 Tehran Soviet Union Vladislav KRISHCHISHIN, Soviet Union 112
1969 Kiev Soviet Union Vladislav KRISHCHISHIN, Soviet Union 112.5
1969 Warszawa Soviet Union Vladislav KRISHCHISHIN, Soviet Union 113
1969 Lviv Soviet Union Vladislav KRISHCHISHIN, Soviet Union 113.5
1970 Dnepropetrovsk Soviet Union Adam GNATOV, Soviet Union 114
1971 Rostov/Don Soviet Union Adam GNATOV, Soviet Union 114.5
1971 Moscow Soviet Union Adam GNATOV, Soviet Union 115
1971 Voroshilovgrad Soviet Union Adam GNATOV, Soviet Union 115.5
1971 Goteborg Soviet Union Adam GNATOV, Soviet Union 116
1971 Erevan Soviet Union Adam GNATOV, Soviet Union 116.5
1971 Erevan Soviet Union Adam GNATOV, Soviet Union 117.5
1972 Ulm/Inn Soviet Union Adam GNATOV, Soviet Union 118
1972 Ulm/Inn Soviet Union Adam GNATOV, Soviet Union 120
1972 Riga Soviet Union Adam GNATOV, Soviet Union 120.5


There were only two flyweigh athletes in the world records history of the Olympic press lift – Adam Gnatov and  Vladislav Krishchishin! Please note that both lived and competed for Lvov, Ukraine! Hope they didn’t live on the same street.</p>
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Team England Finest (1962)

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Team England Weightlifting before going to the 1962 Empire Games in Perth Australia.


Left to right:

George Manners (82.5kg, silver medal), Carlton Goring (67.5kg, gold medal), David Prowse, Louis Martin (90kg, gold medal), George Newton (60kg, gold medal), Ernie Peppiatt, Al Murray.


Note:

Information associated with the name of athletes includes the weight class and place at the 1962 Empire Games.

Special thanks to Frank Rothwell for identifying the team members on this History in Color photo.




 


1962 Commonwealth Games
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GOLD MEDALISTS

Weight Class Name Total (kg)
56 Bantamweight Chua PHUNG KIM, Singapore 322
60 Featherweight George NEWTON, England 326.5
67.5 Lightweight Carlton GORING, England 351.5
75 Middleweight Howe-Liang TAN, Singapore 390
82.5 Light Heavyweight Phil CAIRA, Scotland 408
90 Middle Heavyweight Louis MARTIN, England 469.5
90+ Super Heavyweight Arthur SHANNOS, Australia 465


Note: To view a complete list of the winners in the weight classes above,

please follow the link associated with the weight class.


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