Second Attempt Of Valery Shary

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Weightlifting History in Color:

July 24, 1976, Montreal, Canada – Soviet light heavyweight Valery Shary of Minsk, Belarus, competes in the snatch program of the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.

After a disaster performance in Munich in 1972, it was the second attempt of Valery Shary to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games.

He managed to lift 5 out of 6, snatched 162.5kg, jerked 202.5kg and won the Olympic title in the 82.5kg class with the 365kg total.


1976 Summer Olympics
Location: Montreal, CAN
Weight Class: Light Heavyweight  [82.5 kg]

More Info On 1976 Summer Olympics

Rank Athlete Results (kg)
1 Valery SHARY, Soviet Union 162.5OR+ 202.5OR = 365OR
2 Trendafil STOICHEV, Bulgaria 162.5OR+ 197.5 = 360
3 Peter BACZAKO, Hungary 157.5+ 187.5 = 345
4 Nicolaos ILIADIS, Greece 150+ 190 = 340
5 Juhani AVELLAN, Finland 145+ 185 = 330
6 Stefan JACOBSSON, Sweden 147.5+ 170 = 317.5
7 Sueo FUJISHIRO, Japan 140+ 175 = 315
8 Gerd KENNEL, Germany 135+ 177.5 = 312.5
9 Erling JOHANSEN, Denmark 137.5+ 170 = 307.5
10 Samuel Leo BIGLER, United States 130+ 177.5 = 307.5
11 Pablo JUSTINIANI , Panama 130+ 165 = 295
12 Mehmet SUVAR, Turkey 132.5+ 160 = 292.5
13 Rolf MILSER, West Germany 0+ 205 = 0
14 Lee JAMES, Norway 0+ 0 = 0
15 Pierre ST. JEAN, Canada 0+ 0 = 0
16 Ferenc ANTALOVICS, Hungary 155+ 0 = 0
966 Blagoy BLAGOEV, Bulgaria 162.5+ 200 = 362.5

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