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Russian Weightlifter
Anatoly Vladimirovich Kovalik

Anatoly Vladimirovich Kovalik

Anatoly Vladimirovich Kovalik, shown here training in 1947, is another in the long line of great Russian weightlifting champions. Born in the Russian city of Penza, A.V. Kovalik had many other achievements off the platform, including becoming a "Master of Sport" in...

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Nikolay Saksonov

Nikolay Saksonov

Nikolay Saksonov, looking every bit the Russian weightlifter, was a featherweight lifter who won a Silver medal at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic games, a Gold Medal at the 1953 World Championships held in Stockholm, and set seven official World Records over his storied...

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Pavel Chechin

Pavel Chechin

Pavel Mitrofanovich Chechin, lifting with the famed Lokomotiv Sport club, was the light-heavyweight (82.5 kg) class weightlifting champion of the USSR in 1937 with a 357.5 kg. total (107.5+102.5+147.5). Born in the city of what was then-known as Dnepropetrovsk,...

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Lieutenant Ivan Maltsev

Lieutenant Ivan Maltsev

Here’s one from the deep Iron Game archive: Lieutenant Ivan Maltsev sets a World Record with a left-arm clean and jerk of an astounding 114 kg, at a meet in Leningrad, circa November 12, 1949. After setting his first left arm clean and jerk record of 100.5 kg in...

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Tag:
Russian Weightlifter
Anatoly Vladimirovich Kovalik

Anatoly Vladimirovich Kovalik

Anatoly Vladimirovich Kovalik, shown here training in 1947, is another in the long line of great Russian weightlifting champions. Born in the Russian city of Penza, A.V. Kovalik had many other achievements off the platform, including becoming a "Master of Sport" in...

read more
Nikolay Saksonov

Nikolay Saksonov

Nikolay Saksonov, looking every bit the Russian weightlifter, was a featherweight lifter who won a Silver medal at the 1952 Helsinki Olympic games, a Gold Medal at the 1953 World Championships held in Stockholm, and set seven official World Records over his storied...

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Pavel Chechin

Pavel Chechin

Pavel Mitrofanovich Chechin, lifting with the famed Lokomotiv Sport club, was the light-heavyweight (82.5 kg) class weightlifting champion of the USSR in 1937 with a 357.5 kg. total (107.5+102.5+147.5). Born in the city of what was then-known as Dnepropetrovsk,...

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Lieutenant Ivan Maltsev

Lieutenant Ivan Maltsev

Here’s one from the deep Iron Game archive: Lieutenant Ivan Maltsev sets a World Record with a left-arm clean and jerk of an astounding 114 kg, at a meet in Leningrad, circa November 12, 1949. After setting his first left arm clean and jerk record of 100.5 kg in...

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