Nikolay Kostylev


History in Color:

October 14, 1955, Munich, Germany – 24-year old Nikolay Kostylev wins the 67.5kg  class with a new world record in total (112.5+125+145= 382.5kg)at the 1955 World Championships in Munich.

Nikolay Kostylev (1931-1993) was a World (1955) and 2x European (1955, 1956) champion.

Kostylev also competed in one of the famous 1955 USA vs. USSR weightlifting matches. He won his micro match against Joe Pitman on June 15, 1955 in Moscow.

Nikolay Kostylev set 8 world records in his career – 7 in snatch and 1 in total (shown on the photo)

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