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This section of the site presents selected articles, interviews, presentations and research studies related to various aspects Olympic Weightlifting.

Alexander Kurynov: Olympic Gold Medal in Rome (1960), Vartan Militosyan: European Gold in Havirov (1978), Peter George (USA) Wins a World Title in Milan, Italy, Super Heavyweight Winners in December 1973, Remembering Legendary Khristo Plachkov (Bulgaria, 1953-2009), Unforgettable Moments: Stefan Topurov in Moscow (1983), Team USA in Moscow (1955), Marcel Paterni (France), Leonid Taranenko: 1978 USSR Cup, Alexander Varbanov: World Record in Moscow, 1983, Legendary European Olympians of the Pre-World War II Era, Weightlifting Classics: Yury Vlasov in Paris (1964), Valery Shary: National Championships in Kiev (1978), Igor Nikitin (USSR): Friendship Cup in Odessa, Mincho Pashov (1961-2019), Mincho Pashov (1961-2019), Charles Rigoulot: Four Months Before the Big Day In Paris, Vasily Alexeev: Strong in Paris (1971), Hans Zdrazila at the 1963 Danube Cup, Top 6 USSR Middle Heavyweights: Moscow, 1967, El Sayed Nosseir (Egypt): Training in Cairo,1929, Ireneusz Palinski: The First Olympic Champion of Poland in Rome, 1960, Alexander Voronin: Leningrad (1979), Karel Saitl (Czech Republic) Turns 95, Charles Rigoulot (France), Weightlifting Classics: Leonid Zhabotinsky in Paris (1964), Lee James (USA): National Championships in 1974, Weightlifting Poland: Big Year of 1959, Blagoy Blagoev: Magic of the Snatch Lift (Moscow, 1983), Isaac Berger: Second Olympic Medal at His Second Olympics (Rome, 1960), Aslanbek Yenadiev Wins the 1979 USSR Cup, Gerry Gratton (Canada): Helsinki (1952), Back in the USSR: Top Athletes Before the 1980 Olympics, Weightlifting Classics: Super Heavyweight Khristo Plachkov (Bulgaria), Victor Sots: Moscow (1983), Mysterious Note: John Grimek and Mark Cameron at York Barbell, American Olympic Champions in Melbourne (1956), Weightlifting Classics: 1956 Olympic Medalists in the 75kg Class, Mladen Kuchev: Olympics in 1972, 50 Years Ago: Joe Dube Wins Gold Medal at the World Championships in Warsaw, Alexander Pervy: Training Camp in Fergana (1983), 50 Years Ago: Best Heavyweights in the World (1969), Ivan Abadzhiev and Atanas Kirov: Moscow, 1975, Norbert Schemansky: Snatching Heavy in Budapest (1962), Alar Seim (Estonia), Power Cleans in Tatabanya, Hungary (1961), Norair Nurikyan: Numero Uno For Bulgaria, Good Luck and Happy Lifting in Pattaya, Thailand!, 35 Years Ago In Varna, Bulgaria: Norair Nurikyan and Anton Kodzhabashev, Yury Zakharevich: World Record in Snatch (Odessa, 1983), Waldemar Baszanowski: Golden Lift in Mexico City (1968), Best In the 90kg Class (1975, Moscow), John Terpak (USA): World Silver in Paris in 1946, Trendafil Stoichev (Bulgaria) in Tashkent (1973), Conversation in Odessa: Tamas Ajan and Sergey Artamonov at the 1983 Friendship Cup, Gennady Ivanchenko: Lifting for the Dynamo Club (Riga, Latvia), Alexander Kraychev (Bulgaria): Vice Championship at the Europeans in Sofia (1971), Yurik Vardanyan and Vartan Militosyan: “Sabre Dance” in Gyumri… Almost, Plyukfelder and Medvedev in Stockholm (1963), John Davis Wins His Second Olympics, David Rigert Gets Injured at the 1974 Friendship Cup in Yerevan, Coming From America (1938), Parviz Jalayer (1939-2019), Trofim Lomakin Wins His 1st National Title (1952), Club 500: Gennady Ryabokon (Belarus, USSR), Happy 50th Birthday to Kakhi Kakhiashvili of Georgia!, Frank Spellman (USA): Paris, 1946, Paul Anderson and Alexey Medvedev: Historic Handshake in Moscow (1955), Sports Photographer Gogi Gurgenyan Turns 80, Kaarlo Kangasniemi: Winning the European Title in 1970, Yury Vlasov: 1961 USA vs USSR Weightlifting Match in Moscow, Peter George (USA): Happy 90th Birthday to the Legend!, 1952 Olympics: Lightweight Champions in Helsinki, Norbert Schemansky: Going Heavy for the Olympic Gold in Helsinki (1952), USSR Cup: Medalists in the 100kg Class (1976), Viktor Shishov (Ukraine, USSR), David Rigert (Russia, USSR): World Record in Ryazan, 1977, Peter George (USA): Copenhagen, 1954, Light Heavyweight Olympic Medalists (1952), Frank Rothwell (Ireland): Pressing Heavy in Ireland, Yordan Bikov (Bulgaria), Ondrej Hekel (Czechoslovakia): Prize of Moscow (1965), The 1st World Record by Vladimir Marchuk in 1981, Vartan Militosyan: Cameraman in the Training Camp (1977), Oxen Mirzoyan (Armenia, USSR): Moscow, 1983, Vaclav Syrowy (Czechoslovakia), World Strongest Men Rivalry on the Beach, Imre Foldi (Hungary): Going For the World Record in Szombathely, Kaarlo Kangasniemi (Finland) Wins a Gold Medal in the Press Lift, Vitaly Danilchenko: The First Soviet Junior World Champion, Jim George (USA): Winning His 1st Medal at the Worlds in Munich in 1955, Tommy Kono and Fedor Bogdanovsky in Moscow (1958), Bo Johansson (Sweden): World Records Night in Sundbyberg (1971), Jim Halliday (UK), Mission Impossible: East Berlin (1966), Vartan Militosyan (Armenia, USSR): Leningrad, 1979, Big Celebration by the Miyake Brothers in Mexico City (1968), Mr. Weightlifting would have been 95 today, Olympic champion El Sayed Nosseir (Egypt), Weightlifting Legends Meet in London (1961), Rolf Milser (Germany): Moscow, 1983, Strong and Happy: Soviet Olympic Prospects in Podolsk (1976), The Best Heavyweight Pressers in the World (1971), Lee James (USA) in Moscow, 1978, Peter Baczako (Hungary) in Moscow, 1975, Vladimir Ryzhenkov Wins the Friendship Cup with 3 World Records (1974), 100th Birthday Celebration of Arvid Andersson (Sweden, 1919-2011), Yurik Vardanyan (Armenia, USSR): Getting Ready For Lille, France, Happy 75th Birthday to Jaan Talts!, Yury Vlasov (USSR, Russia): After His Big Win in Rome, Lazar Baroga (Romania): Tokyo, 1964, Balas Fitzi (Romania): Leningrad, 1968, Light Heavyweight Medalists in Stockholm (1953), Arpad Nemessanyi (Hungary) Turns 75, Dzhamal Panakhov Is 65 Today!, Happy 65th Birthday to Dragomir Cioroslan (Romania, USA)!, Happy Birthday to Norik Vardanyan!, Happy 50th Birthday to Albert Nasibulin!, Humberto Selvetti (Argentina): Melbourne, 1956, Yanko Rusev (Bulgaria): 1983 World Championships in Moscow, 1952 Olympics: Weightlifting Middleweight Champions, Born in 1924: Thinking About the Champions of the War Generation, One Year After the Big War: Weightlifting Champions in 1946, Alexander Varbanov (Bulgaria) Turns 55, Plamen Asparukhov (Bulgaria), Ota Zaremba: Future Weightlifting Superstar of Czechoslovakia, Vasily Alexeev: World Record in Montreal (1975), Jim Halliday (Great Brirain): “This One Is For You, Your Majesty!”, Peter Wenzel (GDR) Wins Big in Moscow, 1975, Chuck Vinci (USA) Wins the Last U.S. Olympic Gold Medal For Men, Team Army Wins the USSR Cup in Donetsk (1981), 02.05.2019 – Chidlovski Is Gone For the 58th Attempt!, Peter George (USA): Press Lifting in Munich (1955), Bill March (USA): Lifting Heavy in Stockholm, 1963, Unsung Heroes: Anatoly Mayasin (USSR, Latvia), Best Featherweights in the World (Paris, 1946), Sergey Eliseev and Georg Hackenschmidt: Early World Class Weightlifters From the Russian Empire, Pavel Pervushin (USSR, Russia): World Record in Yerevan, Tommy Kono (USA): Two World Records in Moscow in 1961, Vladimir Marchuk (USSR, Russia): 1983 USSR Spartakiade in Moscow, Team Australia: Training in Edmonton (1978), Wilhelm Turk: World Champion (1898), Karl Utsar (USSR/Estonia): Happy Snatch Lifting Outdoors, Sad News From Schemansky's Family, Zhabotinsky and Galkin in Tbilisi (1974), Peter George and Fedor Bogdanovsky: Best Middleweights in Munich (1955), 1951 USSR Weightlifting Champions in Kaunas, Mohamed Traboulsi (Lebanon): World Record in Mexico City, Vasily Alexeev (USSR, Russia): Train Smart. Think Hard, Josef Steinbach (Austria): Weightlifting World Champion in the 1900s, Medal Ceremony in Rostov (1971), Yury Vlasov (USSR, Russia): Budapest, 1962, Big Mugs For Big Champions in Munich (1955), Team USSR Weightlifting in Fergana (1986), Vasily Alexeev (USSR, Russia): One-Arm Snatch in Las Vegas, Tommy Kono and Peter George at the MSG in 1955, Waldemar Baszanowski (Poland): Split Style Clean in Columbus, OH, Robert Allart (Belgium), Bob Bednarski (USA) Would Have Been 75 today, Igor Sadykov (USSR, Uzbekistan, Germany): Moscow, 1986, Yoshinobu Miyake: Rising Star from the Land of a Rising Sun, Winners of the Strong Men Weightlifting Tournament in London (1975), Anatoly Kalenichenko (USSR, Russia): World Record at the 1967 USSR Spartakiade, Petr Korol (USSR, Ukraine) Sets a New World Record in Sofia, Vladimir Kononov (USSR, Russia): Leningrad, 1979, Ireneusz Palinski (Poland) Sets a New World Record in Moscow, Aslanbek Yenaldiev (USSR, Russia): Moscow, 1980, Jim George (USA): Rome, 1960, Unforgettable Khristo Plachkov of Bulgaria, Neno Terziyski (Bulgaria): Moscow, 1983, Yury Vlasov (USSR, Russia): "Veni, vidi, vici" (Stockholm, 1963), Olympic Medalists in the Middleweight (Melbourne, 1956), Weightlifting Legends Send You Their Smiles From Vienna (1954), Unsung Heroes: Sergey Ayrapetov (USSR, Azerbaijan), Bob Hoffman (USA): Interview with the Soviet Sports Daily, Louis Martin (Great Britain): Press Lift Training, Rafael Chimishkyan: Happy 90th Birthday!, Rafael Chimishkyan: Happy 90th Birthday!, Big in Japan: Leonid Zhabotinsky and Alexey Medvedev in Tokyo (1964), Team Moscow Champs in Voronezh (1949), Paul Anderson (USA): Melbourne, 1956, Casually Fabulous Norb Schemansky, Bakir Farkhutdinov (USSR, Russia), Middle Heavyweights Intro at the Prize of Moscow (1961), Medal Ceremony For Heavyweights in Tehran, Tommy Kono (USA): Press Lift at the 1958 USA vs USSR Weightlifting Match, Alexey Vakhonin Wins the Olympics in Tokyo, Joe Di Pietro and John Davis (1948), Alexander Voronin (USSR, Russia) Wins the 1976 Olympics in Montreal, Vasily Kolotov (USSR, Russia): Donetsk, 1973, Happy Birthday to Robert Kabbas (Australia)!, Don't Cry For Me Argentina: Paul Anderson and Humbero Selvetti in 1956, David Rigert (USSR, Russia): 1981 Friendship Cup, American and Soviet Athletes in Stockholm (1963), Happy Birthday to David Rigert!, Team USSR Weightlifting in Feodosia (1974), Pavel Pervushin (USSR, Russia): Strong and Handsome in 1973, Snatch Lift by Zdravko Stoichkov (Bulgaria), Leonid Zhabotinsky (USSR, Ukraine) Wins His 3rd World Title In 1966, Trofim Lomakin (USSR, Russia): Are You Ready For Melbourne?, Boston (USA) Loves the New Biography of Kaarlo Kangasniemi, Peter George (USA): Snatch Lifting in Paris, 1950, Vladimir Marchuk (USSR, Russia): 260kg!, Yurik Vardanyan (USSR, Armenia) at the 1979 USSR Spartakiade, Joe Puleo (USA): 1970 World Championships in Columbus, OH, Vladimir Kaplunov (USSR, Russia): 1963 USSR Spartakiade, Khadr El Touni (Egypt) Wins His 3rd World Title in Paris, Canada Strong: Doug Hepburn and Gerry Gratton in 1954, Marian Zielinski (Poland) Wins the World Title in Stockholm, U.S. Weightlifters at Bob Hoffman's Swimming Pool in York, PA, Olympic Press Lift by Peter George (USA) in Helsinki, 1952, Olympic Press Lift by Peter George (USA) in Helsinki, 1952, 100th Birthday of Legendary Grigory Novak (1919-1980), Yury Duganov (USSR) Sets New World Record in Snatch, Grand Finale at the Summer Olympics in 1952, Olympic Heavyweight Champions (London, 1948), Vaclav Psenicka Jr (Czechoslovakia), Kanybek Osmonaliev Becomes an Olympic Champion in 1980, Athletes and Coaches: Dean Lukin and Leon Holme, Olympic Hopes of Bulgaria in Training, Heavyweight Champions: 1979 USSR Spartakiade, Arnold Luhaaar: Cutting-Edge Technicians From Estonia, Yury Chimrov (1956-2019), Two Generations of Olympic Weightlifters From the Dynamo Club, Australian Champions: Happy and Strong in Brisbane, 1982, Henryk Trebicki (Poland), Bram Charite (Netherlands) in London, 1948, Valery Kravchuk (USSR, Ukraine), Coaches and Athletes: Rudolf Plukfelder and Alexey Vakhonin, Jaroslav Skobla (Czechoslovakia) in Amsterdam, 1928, Soviet Weightlifters of the 1970s at the Baltic Cup, Pavel Khek (Czechoslovakia), Athletes and Coaches: Grigory Krivonos and Valery Kravchuk, Gosta Magnusson (Sweden): Bronze Olympic Medal in London Janos Benedek (Hungary), Athletes and Coaches: Israel and Vartan Militosyan Happy 75th Birthday to Joe Dube (USA)!, 1970 Team Czechoslovakia: R&R in Darkov, Pavel Pervushin (USSR, Russia): World Records in Tashkent Vladimir Pushkarev (USSR, Russia): Austria, 1951, Zdravko Stoichkov (Bulgaria), Vladimir Marchuk (USSR, Russia) Wins a National Title in 1980, Tony Urrutia (USA) at the 1988 Friendship Cup, Ivan Abadzhiev (Bulgaria): 87 Years Ago the Legend of Olympic Weightlifting Was Born, Athletes and Coaches: Yury Vlasov and Suren Bogdasarov, Amir Azizov (USSR, Ukraine), Gosta Magnusson (Sweden), Gennady Chetin (USSR/Russia), The Last Champions of the USSR: 100kg Class, Light Heavyweight Olympic Medalists (London, 1948), Kamal Mahgoub (Egypt): Helsinki, 1952, Anatoly Pisarenko: Three World Records and 1st National Title in 1982, Six Degree of Separation From Paul Anderson (USA), Israil Arsamakov (USSR/Russia): Moscow, 1983, Norb Schemansky Wins the 1952 Olympics In Helsinki, Adam Gnatov: World Record at the USSR Spartakiade in 1971, Happy 110th Birthday to Nikolay Shatov!, Dan Cantore (USA) in Havana, 1973, Klemens Roguski and Augustyn Dziedzic (Poland), Alexander Kidyaev (USSR/Ukraine): Mission Possible in 1967, Louis Hostin: French Style Answer to the Triumph of the Will in Berlin, 1936, Team Canada: 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games, "Daddy, Take Me To the Olympics!", American Middleweight Champions in London (1948), Valery Shary (USSR/Belarus): Heavy Clean in Tashkent in 1973, Team Czechoslovakia at 1972 Danube Cup, Good Read For a Good Lift, World Champion Doug Hepburn: Be Strong. Be Canadian!, Waldemar Baszanowski (Poland), Välkommen till Stockholm, herr Yury Vlasov!, Team Canada at the Summer Olympics in Helsinki (1952), Atanas Shopov (Bulgaria): Munich, 1972, Victor Sots (USSR): Sofia, 1977, Peter George (USA): Helsinki, 1952, Olympic Team Canada in Melbourne (1956), Zbigniew Kaczmarek (Poland): World Record in East Berlin, Kazimierz Czarnecki (Poland), Norbert Schemansky (USA): Back in Detroit in 1966, Arnold Khalfin (USSR), Viktor Bushuev (USSR): 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome, Jan Wojnowski (Poland), Mieczyslaw Nowak (Poland), Arnold Khalfin Turns 90, Doug Hepburn (Canada): Vancouver, 1954, Tommy Kono in Moscow (1955), Nikolay Koshelev: The Father of the 1st Soviet Shtanga, Athletes and Coaches: Mark Cameron and Dick "Smitty" Smith, Vladimir Stogov (USSR): 1955 USSR vs. USA Match in Moscow, Dave Sheppard in Moscow (1955), Jan. 26, 2019 - Biography Book by Kaarlo Kangasniemi Will Be Out On Sale, Remembering John Davis (USA, 1921-1984), U.S. Weightlifters in Moscow (1955), Two Generations of Heavyweights: Paul Anderson and Joe Dube (both USA), Two Generations of Heavyweights: Leonid Zhabotinsky and Vasily Alexeev (both USSR), Jan. 26, 2019 - New Book by Kaarlo Kangasniemi Will Be Out On Sale In Sweden, Stefan Dimitrov (Bulgaria), Juhani Mursu (Finland/Sweden), Vasily Alexeev: Seven World Records in One Night (Moscow, 1971), Bill March (USA), Eugene Katsura: World Championships in Budapest, Mitrofan Kosarev: Bantamweight Champion Who Never Lost, Melbourne 1956: Requiem For the Bantamweights, Mukharby Kirzhinov (USSR/Russia) Turns 70, Rafael Chimishkyan (Georgia, USSR): Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, Grand Finale in Moscow (1971), and more at LiftUp @ Chidlovski Blog Chidlovski

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