May 6th, 2020

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Family Matters: Vladimir Lee at the 1967 USSR Spartakiade

History in Color:

July 28, 1967, Moscow, Russia, USSR – Featherweight Vladimir Lee competes in the 60kg weight class at the 1967 USSR Spartakiade and USSR Championships.

Vladimir Lee competed for Team Uzbekistan and Team Kirgizia and was one of the top national contenders in the bantam and feather weight classes in the 1960s. After retiring from competitive weightlifting Vladimir Lee went on with coaching career. One of his best students was his son Sergey Lee of Frunze, Kirgizia who grew up to be one of the best Soviet light heavyweights of the 1980s and was a 2x World vice champion, 3x USSR champion, USSR Cup winner and a distinguished champion of many elite tournaments.


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Sergey Lee (Kyrgyzstan)


History in Color:

One of the best Soviet light heavyweights of the 1980s, Sergey Lee of Frunze, Kirgizia,  competes in the 82.5kg class at the 1986 USSR Championship at the Izmaylovo Arena in Moscow, Russia.

Sergey Lee (b. 1962) was a World vice champion in 1987 and 1990.

Lee also won a bronze (1985) and a silver (1988) medals at the Europeans championships.

He won the USSR championships 3 times –  in 1987, 1989 and 1990.

In 1987, Segey won the USSR Cup in the middleweight class.

At the USSR National Spartakiads in 1983 (75kg) and 1991 (82.5kg), Sergey Lee won 2 bronze medals