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Leif Nilsson of Sweden

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Heavyweight Leif Nilsson of Team Sweden is training in Sundbyberg, Sweden.


Leif Nilsson (b. 1952) was one of the best Swedish weightlifters in the 1970s.


He is a 2x Olympian and competed for his country at the Summer Olympics in Montreal (1976, 7th place) and in Moscow (1980, 4th place). Both times he lifted in the 110kg class.


He also competed at several World and European Championships. His personal best performance was in Gettysburg, USA in 1978 when he won bronze World and European medals with the 385kg (175+210) total.

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