Powerful Flyweight Krishchishin
The cover photo of our History in Color series depicts Olympic press lift by brilliant Soviet flyweight Vladislav Krishchishin of Lvov, Ukraine.
Vladislav Krishchishin (1946-2001) was a World champion (1969), European Champion (1969, 1970) and USSR champion (1969).
He set 15 world records.
After retirement from sports, he worked as a dentist.
One more interesting fact from history. The table below dispays all world records in the press lift in the 52kg weight class:
|1969||Krivoy Rog||Adam GNATOV, Soviet Union||102.5|
|1969||Donetsk||Vladislav KRISHCHISHIN, Soviet Union||105.5|
|1969||Donetsk||Vladislav KRISHCHISHIN, Soviet Union||110.5|
|1969||Rostov||Vladislav KRISHCHISHIN, Soviet Union||111|
|1969||Tehran||Vladislav KRISHCHISHIN, Soviet Union||112|
|1969||Kiev||Vladislav KRISHCHISHIN, Soviet Union||112.5|
|1969||Warszawa||Vladislav KRISHCHISHIN, Soviet Union||113|
|1969||Lviv||Vladislav KRISHCHISHIN, Soviet Union||113.5|
|1970||Dnepropetrovsk||Adam GNATOV, Soviet Union||114|
|1971||Rostov/Don||Adam GNATOV, Soviet Union||114.5|
|1971||Moscow||Adam GNATOV, Soviet Union||115|
|1971||Voroshilovgrad||Adam GNATOV, Soviet Union||115.5|
|1971||Goteborg||Adam GNATOV, Soviet Union||116|
|1971||Erevan||Adam GNATOV, Soviet Union||116.5|
|1971||Erevan||Adam GNATOV, Soviet Union||117.5|
|1972||Ulm/Inn||Adam GNATOV, Soviet Union||118|
|1972||Ulm/Inn||Adam GNATOV, Soviet Union||120|
|1972||Riga||Adam GNATOV, Soviet Union||120.5|
There were only two flyweigh athletes in the world records history of the Olympic press lift – Adam Gnatov and Vladislav Krishchishin! Please note that both lived and competed for Lvov, Ukraine! Hope they didn’t live on the same street.
Previously in History in Color: Adam Gnatov