December 29th, 2018

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Robert Kabbas (Australia): Commonwealth Record


December 1978, Australia – 23-year old light heavyweight Robert Kabbas of Team Australia sets a new Commonwealth record (191kg) in this 4th attempt at the Hawthorn Championships in Melbourne.


3x Olympian and a vice champion of Summer Olympics, Robert Kabbas definitely kept Australian weightlifting statisticians busy with all his outstanding records and performances at the tournaments!


Robert Kabbas competed in 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). He 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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Lift Up: In Memoriam (2018)

In memory of legendary athletes that we lost in 2018.


In Memoriam 2018
Yurik VARDANYAN, Soviet Union

1956 – 2018
Damian DAMIANOV, Bulgaria

1979 – 2018
Robert SANTAVY, Canada

1947 – 2018
Charles VINCI, United States

1933 – 2018
Leszek SKORUPA, Poland

1951 – 2018
Alexander KURLOVICH, Soviet Union

1961 – 2018
Rudolf MANG, West Germany

1950 – 2018
Ryszard DANIELAK, Poland

1953 – 2018
Mario MARTINEZ, United States

1957 – 2018


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