History in Color:
July 26, 1979, Leningrad, Russia – Oleg Karayanidi competes for the Army Team of Moscow in the 56kg class at the 1979 USSR Spartakiade in Leningrad.
Oleg Karayanidi (1957-1989) was very promising young bantamweight. He won the 1980 European championship in Beograd. On the national level Karayanidi won 4 bronze medals at the USSR Champioships (1979, 1982, 1983, 1984) and won 2 USSR Cups (1977, 1983). In 1983, Karayanidi won a gold USSR medal in the snatch.