Arnold Luhaaar: Berlin, 1936

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On the photo, Arnold Luhaasr competes for Estonia at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.

Arnold Luhaaar (1905-1965) was one of the strongest Olympic weightlifters of the 1920s and 1930s. He competed at the two Olympics before the beginning of World War II.

In 1928, he won a silver Olympic medal in the heavyweight in Amsterdam. Estonia didn’t sent its team to the Games in 1932 due to the Great Depression and Arnold missed the Olympics in Los Angeles.

At the Summer Olympics in Berlin in 1936 (on the photo), Arnold Luhaaar won the bronze medal. He did win the clean-and-jerk with the Olympic record (165kg) which was 2kg less than the world record of the time set by legendary Egyptian strongman Sayed Nosseir.

In 1938, Luhaaar won the bronze medal at the World championship. He was a world record holder in clean-and-jerk, 8-x champion of Estonia in Olympic weightlifting (1926, 1928, 1932-34, 1936-38) and champion of Estonia in… Greco-Roman wrestling (1931).


1936 Summer Olympics
Location: Berlin, GER
Weight Class: Super Heavyweight  [82.5+ kg]

More Info On 1936 Summer Olympics

Rank Athlete Results (kg)
1 Josef MANGER, Germany 132.5OR + 122.5+ 155 = 410WR
2 Vaclav PSENICKA SR., Czechoslovakia 122.5 + 125+ 155 = 402.5
3 Arnold LUHAAAR, Estonia 115 + 120+ 165OR = 400
4 Ronald WALKER, Great Britain 110 + 127.5+ 160 = 397.5
5 Hussein MOUKHTAR, Egypt 112.5 + 122.5+ 160 = 395
6 Josef ZEMAN , Austria 110 + 122.5+ 155 = 387.5
7 Paul WAHL, Germany 115 + 110+ 150 = 375
8 Rudolf SCHILLBERG, Austria 125 + 107.5+ 140 = 372.5
9 John GRIMEK, United States 115 + 105+ 137.5 = 357.5
10 Marcel DUMOULIN, France 100 + 110+ 145 = 355
11 Vaclav BECVAR, Czechoslovakia 95 + 110+ 150 = 355
12 David MOYER, United States 100 + 107.5+ 145 = 352.5
13 Ernst FISCHER, Switzerland 102.5 + 90+ 125 = 317.5

 

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