Heavyweight Champions: Dnepropetrovsk (1949)
October 12, 2020 – Outstanding Soviet and Ukrainian athlete and coach Nikolay Komeshov (1920-2002) would have been celebrating his 100th Birthday today.
History in Color:
April 12, 1949, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, USSR –Heavyweight champions of Ukraine at the medals ceremony in the 82.5+kg weight class at the 1949 Ukrainian Championships in Dnepropetrovsk (left to right).
Nikolay Komeshov (Army, Lvov, bronze medal, 390kg), Yakov Kutsenko (Lokomotiv, Kiev, gold medal, 440kg), Nikolay Laputin (Army, Kiev, silver medaL, 397.5kg)