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Israel Militosyan

imilitosyan-1985


History in Color series features a cover photo of a superb Soviet and Armenian lightweight Israel Militosyan.


Israel Militosyan (b. 1968) of Gyumri (Leninakan), Armenia is a 3x Olympian (1988, 1992, 1996), Olympic, World and European champion, 2x USSR  national champion, USSR Spartakiade champion and author of 3 world records.


He is a historical figure on the timeline of the Soviet Olympic weightlifting. On September 18, 1989 in Athens, Greece, Israel Militosyan snatched 160kg and set a world record in the 67.5 weight class. It was the last world record set by the athletes of the USSR.

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