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Medal Ceremony For Heavyweights in Tehran


History in Color:

November 12, 1957, Tehran, Iran – Heavyweight champions receive medals for the 90+kg weight class competition of the 1957 World Championships in Teheran:


Left to right:

Humberto Selvetti (Argentina, silver medal), Alexey Medvedev (USSR, gold medal), Alberto Pigaiani (Italy, bronze medal);

Bruno Nyberg (Finland, IWF President)


1957 World Championship
Location: Teheran, IRN
Weight Class: Super Heavyweight  [90+ kg]</p>

More Info On 1957 World Championship

Rank Athlete Results (kg)
1 Alexey MEDVEDEV,  Soviet Union 165+147.5+187.5 = 500
2 Humberto SELVETTI,  Argentina 175+140+170 = 485
3 Alberto PIGAIANI,  Italy 147.5+130+175 = 452.5


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Middle Heavyweights Intro at the Prize of Moscow (1961)


History in Color:

March 11, 1961, Moscow, Russia – Middle heavyweight athletes ate being introduced before the competition in the 90kg weight class at the 1961 Prize of Moscow invitational tournament in Moscow (left to right):


Federation official (…), Ireneusz Palinski (Poland), Louis Martin (Great Britain), … (USSR), Vasily Stepanov (USSR), Lazar Baroga (Romania), Vasily Pegov (USSR), Robert Sheierman (USSR), Vitaly Dvigun (USSR), , … (…), Vladimir Savov (Bulgaria), Klaus Dieter Gohring (East Germany).