November 3rd, 2017

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Umar Edelkhanov


The History in Color cover photo features this time one of best Soviet lightweights of the 1980s, Umar Edelkhanov cleaning 180kg  load at the Izmaylovo Weightlifting Arena in Moscow.

Born in 1964, Umar Edelkhanov competed for his native Chechnya in the 67.5kg class . He won the USSR Cup in 1986, 1988 and 1989, the USSR championship in snatch (1984, 1986, 1988, 1989) and clean-and-jerk (1988, 1989, 1990).

On the international arena, Umar won bronze medal at the 1992 European Championship in Szekszard, Umgary and the gold medal at the 1990 Friendship Cup in Tbilisi, Georgia.