Go USA Weightlifting Marathon: Michael Karchut


The 2017 IWF World Championships tournament is scheduled to be held in Anaheim, USA from November 27, 2017 t0 December 5, 2017. The Lift Up and our sub-publications continue the Go USA Weightlifting Marathon superseries of historical articles to cheer up the Team USA and all the fans of the Iron Game who certainly will be following one of the key Olympic weightlifting events of the year.

Munich, Sepember 2, 1972 – U.S. light heavyweight Michael Karchut competes at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.

Mike Karchut (b. 1944) was one of the most solid and classy American weightlifters of the 1970s.

He was a 2x U.S. Olympians (1972 and 1980), champion of the 1971 Pan American Games.

He competed for the United States at several World Championships and won 8 Senior U.S. National Championships (1969-1973, 1975, 1978, 1980) .

Go Team U.S.A.!

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3 Responses

  1. Geoffrey Fleming says:

    Wonderful lifter and an equally great guy to boot. Experienced many injuries that would have defeated most lifters yet always gave a great account of himself. Nearly defeated David Rigert, for third place, in 1970 at the World Championships!

  2. Mike Konenko says:

    Arthur, that’s a great pic of Karchut. I talk to Mike every few months. A great Ukrainian American Olympic Weightlifter. Thank You, Mike Konenko

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