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Grigory Novak: King of Olympic Press

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History in Color:

One of the best Olympic pressers in the history of weightlifting, Grigory Novak performs an exhibition lifting at the football stadium in the 194os.


Grigory Novak (1919-1980) was a national hero in the post WWII .


He was the first Soviet World champion ever.


Not just in weightlifting – in all sports.


He had a phenomenal press lift. It was a no nonsense pressing – strict and powerful. Historians still write papers about his press lifting.


Grigory Novak was the king of press.

Tags: history in color, lift up, olympics, photography, ussr, weightlifting
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