And the Olympic Gold Medal Goes To… Ivan Udodov (USSR)

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History in Color:
July 12, 1952, Helsinki, Finland – Soviet bantamweight Ivan Udodov of Rostov, Russia receives a gold Olympic medal for winning the 56kg weight class at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.

This is a truly historic moment for the Soviet Olympic weightlifting. Ivan Udodov (1924-1981) won the first ever Olympic medal in weightlifting for Team CCCP. Never to forget.


Summer Olympics1952 Summer Olympics
Location: Helsinki, FIN
Weight Class: Bantamweight  [56 kg]More Info On 1952 Summer Olympics

Rank Athlete Results (kg)
1 Ivan UDODOV, Soviet Union 90 + 97.5OR+ 127.5OR = 315OR
2 Mahmoud NAMJOU, Iran 90 + 95+ 112.5 = 307.5
3 Ali MIRZAI, Iran 95 + 92.5+ 112.5 = 300
4 Hae-Nam KIM, South Korea 80 + 95+ 120 = 295
5 Kamal Mahgoub MAHMOUD, Egypt 75 + 95+ 122.5 = 292.5
6 Pedro LANDERO, Philippines 90 + 87.5+ 115 = 292.5
7 Maurice MEGENNIS, Great Britain 82.5 + 85+ 112.5 = 280
8 Lon Mohamed NOOR, Singapore 77.5 + 85+ 112.5 = 275
9 Rosaire SMITH, Canada 75 + 85+ 115 = 275
10 Karel SAITL, Czechoslovakia 80 + 80+ 112.5 = 272.5
11 Nils Uno JACOBSSON, Sweden 80 + 87.5+ 105 = 272.5
12 Marcel THEVENET , France 85 + 77.5+ 107.5 = 270
13 Arvo VEHKONEN , Finland 72.5 + 85+ 110 = 267.5
14 Josef SCHUSTER, Germany 90 + 75+ 102.5 = 267.5
15 Nicolas VIVAS ROSALY, Puerto Rico 75 + 87.5+ 102.5 = 265
16 Roland MAGNENAT, Switzerland 70 + 77.5+ 102.5 = 250
17 Augustyn DZIEDZIC, Poland 70 + 80+ 95 = 245
18 Alexandru COSMA, Romania 70+ 105 = 0
19 Isamu SHIRAISHI, Japan 80 + 0+ 0 = 0

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