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Arkady Vorobyev: Gold Medal in Kaunas, Lithuania


History in Color:

May 15, 1951, Kaunas, Lithuania, USSR – On his way to his 2nd national title, legendary Arkady Vorobyev, light heavyweight of the Army Club of Sverdlovsk and one of the top prospects to represent the USSR at the Olympics in Helsinki, competes in the snatch program in the 82.5kg weight class at the 1951 USSR Championships in Kaunas.


The tournament was held at the Kaunas Sports Hall with a full house daily for all weight classes. There were 136 athletes competing for the national medals and the Top 3 teams were:



  1. Leningrad

  2. Russia

  3. Georgia