May 15th, 2019

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Light Heavyweight Medalists in Stockholm (1953)


History in Color:

August 29, 1953, Stockholm, Sweden – Light heavyweight winners receive their medals for the 82.5kg weight class at the 1953 World Championships in Stockholm (left to right):


Trofim Lomakin (USSR, silver medal), Arkady Vorobyev (USSR, gold medal), Stanley Stanczyk (USA, bronze medal)

Medals are being presented by Bruno Nyberg (Finland, IWF President).


All three medal winners were the same as at the Summer Olympics held a year earlier in Helsinki with one significant change – Olympic bronze medalist, 29-year old Arkady Vorobyev won the World title with two world records and forced both of his opponents to make one step down on the medal stand.




World Championships
1953 World Championship
Location: Stockholm, SWE
Weight Class: Light Heavyweight  [82.5 kg]More Info On 1953 World Championship</p>
Rank Athlete Results (kg)
1 Arkady VOROBYEV,  Soviet Union 127.5+135WR+167.5 = 430WR
2 Trofim LOMAKIN,  Soviet Union 132.5+127.5+167.5 = 427.5
3 Stanley STANCZYK,  United States 130+125+160 = 415


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Arpad Nemessanyi (Hungary) Turns 75


May 15, 2019 – Happy 75th Birthday to Arpad Nemessanyi of Team Hungary!




Arpad Nemessanyi (b. 1944) was one of the distinguished athletes from the famous Hungarian “magnificent seven” group that brought Hungary to the top level in the weightlifting world in the 1960s.


He was a 2x Olympian and represented his country at the Summer Olympics in 1964 and 1968. In both tournaments Nemessanyi took the 6th place in the middle heavyweight class.


Arpad Nemessanyi was a European vice champion (1964) and was known as one of the first to use a non-split style jerk in the competitions.