First Time in Paris


Paris, France in 1946.

It was the first world championship for Team USSR ever. On the restored photo, the Soviet athletes are taking part in the closing ceremony of the tournament:

Left to Right:
Grigory Novak (82.5kg, 1st place), Nikolay Shatov (75kg, 4th place), Vladimir Svetilko (67.5kg, 2nd place), Yakov Kutsenko (82.5+kg, 2nd place) and Sergo Ambartsumyan (82.5+kg, 5th place)

The gold medal earned by Novak was the gold medal of the World championship ever won by the Soviet athletes in all sports disciplines.

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World Championships1946 World Championship
Location: Paris, FRA


Weight Class Name Total (kg)
60 Featherweight Olof Arvid ANDERSSON, Sweden 90+100+130 = 320
67.5 Lightweight Stanley STANCZYK, United States 105+115+147.5 = 367.5
75 Middleweight Khadr Sayed EL TOUNI, Egypt 115+112.5+155 = 377.5
82.5 Light Heavyweight Grigory NOVAK, Soviet Union 140+130+155 = 425
82.5+ Super Heavyweight John DAVIS, United States 135+137.5+162.5 = 435

Note: To view a complete list of the winners in the weight classes above, please follow the link associated with the weight class.

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