January 18th, 2019

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Arnold Khalfin Turns 90

Happy 90th Birthday to Arnold Khalfin!

Arnold Khalfin (born in 1929) was one of the best Soviet bantam and flyweights of the late 1950s and early 1960s. He competed mostly for the Spartak club of Lvov, Ukraine and won the USSR title in 1961. He also won 2 silver (1962, 1964) and 2 bronze medals (1957, 1963) at the USSR Championships.

Arnold Khalfin is a man of many talents. He was a great athlete and coach, a champion weightlifter and an impressive bodybuilder, a talented author and a brilliant artist… Happy 90th Birthday to Arnold Khalfin!

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Mieczyslaw Nowak (Poland)

History in Color:

Mieczyslaw Nowak (1936-2006) was a distinguished Polish featherweight and one of the top contenders for winning major tournaments in the world in the 1960s.

Nowak was a 3x Olympian and represented Poland at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo (1964, 3rd place), in Mexico City (1968, 5th place) and in Munich (1972, 7th place). Besides winning an Olympic bronze medal in 1964, Mieczyslaw Nowak won 1 gold (1970), 2 silver (1965, 1966) and 1 bronze (1964) medals at the World Championships and 3 gold (1965, 1966, 1968), 1 silver (1970) and 1 bronze (1972) medals at the European Championships.

On the national level, Nowak was a 4x champion of Poland (1965, 1966, 1967, 1970) and set 13 national records.

After retiring from competitions Nowak worked as a coach and an official.