Melbourne, Australia, November 1956 – American gold medal winners of the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne (left to right):
Bantamweight Chuck Vinci, light heavyweight Tommy Kono, featherweight Isaac Berger.
All three won their gold medals with Olympic and world records in total.
|56||Bantamweight||Charles VINCI, United States||105EOR+105OR+132.5 = 342.5WR|
|60||Featherweight||Isaac BERGER, United States||107.5+107.5OR+137.5OR = 352.5WR|
|67.5||Lightweight||Igor RYBAK, Soviet Union||110+120OR+150OR = 380OR|
|75||Middleweight||Fedor BOGDANOVSKY, Soviet Union||132.5OR+122.5+165OR = 420WR|
|82.5||Light Heavyweight||Tommy Tamio KONO, United States||140OR+132.5OR+175WR = 447.5WR|
|90||Middle Heavyweight||Arkady VOROBYEV, Soviet Union||147.5WR+137.5+177.5OR = 462.5WR|
|90+||Super Heavyweight||Paul ANDERSON, United States||167.5+145EOR+187.5OR = 500OR|
Note: To view a complete list of the winners in the weight classes above,
please follow the link associated with the weight class.
Previously, we’ve published photos of several versions of the 1978 Team USSR Weightlifting in our History in Color series.
Here is another group of national team candidates in 1978 (left to right):
Sergey Pevzner (Russia, 67,5kg), Nikolay Kolesnikov (Russia, 60kg), Kanybek Osmonaliev (Kirgizia, 52kg),
Igor Nikitin (Russia, 100kg), Yurik Vardanyan (Armenia, 82,5kg), Sergey Arakelov (Russia, 100kr ), Vartan Militosyan (Armenia, 75кг), Yury Zaytsev (Ukraine, 110 кg), Valery Kuznichenko (Ukraine, 110kg)