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Viktor Kurentsov (USSR): Preparing For the Press Lift


History in Color:

April 22, 1970, Vilnius, Lithuania, USSR – Middleweight legend, Olympic champion, 5x World champion, 7x European champion, 9x USSR champion, Viktor Kurentsov competes for the Soviet Army Club of Khabarovsk, Russia in the  75kg class at the 1970 USSR Championships in Vilnius.


Kurentsov won the gold with 472.5kg total (157.5+140+175). It was his 7th consecutive national title.

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1972 Summer Olympics: And the Middleweight Winners Are...


History in Color:

August 31, 1972, Munich, Germany – Best middleweights receive their awards at the medal ceremony in the 75kg weight class at the 1972 Summer Olympics (left to right):


Mohamed Traboulsi (Lebanon, silver medal), Yordan Bikov (Bulgaria, gold medal), Anselmo Silvino (Italy, bronze medal)


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1972 Summer Olympics
Location: Munich, FRG
Weight Class: Middleweight  [75 kg]</p>

More Info On 1972 Summer Olympics

Rank Athlete Results (kg)
1 Yordan BIKOV, Bulgaria 160 + 140+ 185 = 485WR
2 Mohamed TRABOULSI, Lebanon 160 + 140+ 172.5 = 472.5
3 Anselmo SILVINO, Italy 155 + 140+ 175 = 470
4 Ondrej HEKEL , Czechoslovakia 150 + 142.5+ 170 = 462.5
5 Frank ZIELECKE, East Germany 150 + 140+ 170 = 460
6 Gabor SZARVAS, Hungary 150 + 135+ 175 = 460
7 Andras STARK, Hungary 152.5 + 137.5+ 170 = 460
8 Russel KNIPP, United States 160 + 127.5+ 170 = 457.5
9 Frederick LOWE, United States 147.5 + 135+ 175 = 457.5
10 Tore BJORNSEN, Norway 145 + 130+ 165 = 440
11 Salvatore LAUDANI, Italy 155 + 120+ 160 = 440
12 Christos SPYROU, Greece 145 + 117.5+ 167.5 = 430
13 Arvo ALA-PONTIO, Finland 145 + 122.5+ 160 = 427.5
14 Erling JOHANSEN, Denmark 137.5 + 127.5+ 160 = 425
15 Aime TERME, France 127.5 + 142.5+ 155 = 425
16 Ismail BAYRAM, Turkey 137.5 + 122.5+ 152.5 = 412.5
17 Tony EBERT , New Zealand 137.5 + 117.5+ 155 = 410
18 Natsagiin SER-OD, Mongolia 130 + 122.5+ 147.5 = 400
19 Mohammad Malik ARSHAD, Pakistan 117.5 + 107.5+ 147.5 = 372.5
900 Alfonso RODRIGUEZ, Puerto Rico 0+ 0 = 0
900 Leopold PICHLER, Austria 145 + 0+ 0 = 0
900 Keith ADAMS, Canada 137.5 + 0+ 0 = 0
900 Werner DITTRICH, East Germany 0+ 0 = 0
900 Uwe KLICHE, West Germany 145 + 0+ 0 = 0
900 Vladimir KANYGIN, Soviet Union 165 + 0+ 0 = 0
900 Jossef ROMANO, Israel 0+ 0 = 0


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