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ARKADY VOROBYEV 

:: Born in 1924 Died in 2012
:: Country: Soviet Union, Russia
:: Summer Olympics and World Championships Medals:
   Gold (7), Silver (2), Bronze (2),
:: Weight Classes Competed in:
   Light Heavyweight (82.5KG), Middle Heavyweight (90KG),
:: World Records: 16
:: More Info:
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Olympic Medals and Results 

Year Weight Rank Results (kg)
1952 Light Heavyweight 3 120+127.5+160 = 407.5
1956 Middle Heavyweight 1 147.5+137.5+177.5 = 462.5
1960 Middle Heavyweight 1 152.5+142.5+177.5 = 472.5

World Championships: Medals and Results 

Year Weight Rank Results (kg)
1950 Light Heavyweight 2 122.5+132.5+165= 420
1953 Light Heavyweight 1 127.5+135+167.5= 430
1954 Middle Heavyweight 1 142.5+142.5+175= 460
1955 Middle Heavyweight 1 145+140+170= 455
1957 Middle Heavyweight 1 147.5+142.5+180= 470
1958 Middle Heavyweight 1 150+142.5+172.5= 465
1959 Middle Heavyweight 2 140+135+170= 445
1961 Middle Heavyweight 3 145+137.5+175= 457.5

European Championships: Medals and Results 

Year Weight Rank Results (kg)
1950 Light Heavyweight 1 122.5+132.5+165= 420
1953 Light Heavyweight 1 127.5+135+167.5= 430
1954 Middle Heavyweight 1 142.5+142.5+175= 460
1955 Middle Heavyweight 1 145+140+170= 455
1958 Middle Heavyweight 1 150+142.5+172.5= 465
1959 Middle Heavyweight 2 140+135+170= 445
1961 Middle Heavyweight 3 145+137.5+175= 457.5

Other Tournaments

Date Tournament Host Weight Rank Results (kg)
6/15/1955 1955 USA vs USSR Match Moscow, USSR Middle Heavyweight 2 140+140+170= 450
5/12/1958 1958 USA vs USSR Match Chicago, USA Middle Heavyweight 1 147.5+137.5+177.5= 462.5
5/15/1958 1958 USA vs USSR Match Detroit, USA Middle Heavyweight 2 140+142.5+170= 452.5
5/17/1958 1958 USA vs USSR Match NYC, USA Middle Heavyweight 2 140+140+175= 455

USSR Championships: Medals and Results

Year Weight Rank Results (kg)
1950 Light Heavyweight 1 120+130+162.5 = 412.5
1951 Light Heavyweight 1 120+120+155 = 395
1952 Light Heavyweight 1 122.5+130+162.5 = 415
1953 Middle Heavyweight 1 125+135+165 = 425
1954 Middle Heavyweight 1 130+135+170 = 435
1955 Middle Heavyweight 1 140+142.5+177.5 = 460
1956 Middle Heavyweight 1 142.5+142.5+177.5 = 462.5
1957 Middle Heavyweight 1 145+142.5+170 = 457.5
1958 Middle Heavyweight 1 147.5+137.5+175 = 460
1959 Middle Heavyweight 1 142.5+145+172.5 = 455
1960 Middle Heavyweight 2 142.5+142.5+170 = 455

Summer Spartakiad of the USSR: Medals and Results

Year Weight Rank Results (kg)
1956 Middle Heavyweight 1 142.5+142.5+177.5 = 462.5
1959 Middle Heavyweight 1 142.5+145+172.5 = 455
 

World Records Counter: 16 records

Press Snatch Jerk Total2 Total3
2 9 1 0 4

World Records by Arkady Vorobyev

Date Lift Type Result Weight Class Location
  Note: * Unofficial world records
12/25/1950 Snatch  133  Light Heavyweight  Moscow
11/5/1951 Snatch  133.5  Light Heavyweight  Baden
4/26/1952 Snatch  134  Middle Heavyweight  Sverdlovsk
12/18/1952 Snatch  135  Light Heavyweight  Stalingrad
2/23/1953 Clean and Jerk  170  Light Heavyweight  Sverdlovsk
8/29/1953 Snatch  136  Light Heavyweight  Stockholm
12/15/1953 Snatch  140.5  Middle Heavyweight  Sverdlovsk
11/26/1954 Total (3)  460  Middle Heavyweight  Vienna
10/16/1955 Press  145  Middle Heavyweight  Munchen
8/20/1956 Snatch  143  Middle Heavyweight  Moscow
11/26/1956 Press  147.5  Middle Heavyweight  Melbourne
11/26/1956 Total (3)  462.5  Middle Heavyweight  Melbourne
5/29/1957 Snatch  143.5  Middle Heavyweight  Lvov
11/12/1957 Snatch  145  Middle Heavyweight  Teheran
11/12/1957 Total (3)  470  Middle Heavyweight  Teheran
9/9/1960 Total (3)  472.5  Middle Heavyweight  Roma
1951* Snatch  131  Middle Heavyweight  Sverdlovsk
1951* Snatch  133.5  Middle Heavyweight  Tiflis
1951* Clean and Jerk  161  Middle Heavyweight  Moscow
1951* Clean and Jerk  162.5  Middle Heavyweight  Berlin
1951* Clean and Jerk  165  Middle Heavyweight  Berlin
1954* Snatch    Middle Heavyweight  Vienna
1954* Snatch  141  Middle Heavyweight  Petrozavodsk
1954* Total (3)  450  Middle Heavyweight  Vienna
1954* Total (3)  455  Middle Heavyweight  Vienna
1957* Total (3)  465  Middle Heavyweight  Teheran
 

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