Russian Weightlifters at the Olympics: The First Gold Meal. The Last Gold Medal.


So, it’s official.

No Russian weightlifters will be competing at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

For those who might be interested – here goes the fist  and the last gold medals won by Russian athletes at the Olympics in weightlifting.


1952 Summer Olympics
Location: Helsinki, FIN
Weight Class: Bantamweight  [56 kg]

More Info On 1952 Summer Olympics

Rank Athlete Results (kg)
1 Ivan UDODOV, Soviet Union 90 + 97.5OR+ 127.5OR = 315OR
2 Mahmoud NAMJOU, Iran 90 + 95+ 112.5 = 307.5
3 Ali MIRZAI, Iran 95 + 92.5+ 112.5 = 300



2004 Summer Olympics
Location: Athens, GRE
Weight Class: Heavyweight  [105 kg]More Info On 2004 Summer Olympics

Rank Athlete Results (kg)
1 Dmitry BERESTOV, Russia 195+ 230 = 425
2 Igor RAZORYONOV, Ukraine 190+ 230 = 420
3 Gleb PISAREVSKY, Russia 190+ 225 = 415


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