chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Trying To Press 170 kg In Munich


September 2, 1972, Munich, Germany – Light heavyweight Valery Shary of Minsk, Belorussia is performing one of his three official attempts to press 170kg at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.

Valery Shary competed for the Team USSR at the 1972 Olympics  in the 82.5kg weight class. All of his attempts to press 170kg failed and he was eliminated from the competition.

The Soviet team had a devastating performance in Munich in 1972.  Being a definite candidate to win most of the weight classes, Team USSR ended up with four bomb-outs and lost the national team  competition to Bulgaria.

The list of eliminated athletes included Vladimir Kanygin (75kg), Boris Pavlov, Valery Shary (82.5kg) and David Rigert (90kg).

1972 Summer Olympics
Location: Munich, FRG</p>


Weight Class Name Total (kg)
52 Flyweight Zygmunt SMALCERZ, Poland 112.5OR+100+125 = 337.5
56 Bantamweight Imre FOLDI, Hungary 127.5OR+0.5+142.5 = 377.5WR
60 Featherweight Norair NURIKIAN, Bulgaria 127.5OR+117.5+157.5WR = 402.5EWR
67.5 Lightweight Mukharby KIRZHINOV, Soviet Union 147.5+135EOR+177.5WR = 460WR
75 Middleweight Yordan BIKOV, Bulgaria 160+140+185 = 485WR
82.5 Light Heavyweight Leif JENSSEN, Norway 172.5OR+150OR+185 = 507.5OR
90 Middle Heavyweight Andon NIKOLOV, Bulgaria 180+155+190 = 525OR
110 Heavyweight Jaan TALTS, Soviet Union 210OR+165+205 = 580OR
110+ Super Heavyweight Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 235OR+175OR+230OR = 640OR

Note: To view a complete list of the winners in the weight classes above,

please follow the link associated with the weight class.

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