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    ELEXEI VAHKONIN OF THE SOVIET UNION YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) WON THE EUROPEAN WEIGHTLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIP AND THE FIRST GOLD MEDAL OF THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.

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    OPENING CEREMONY; VAHKONIN; FOELDI AND NASSIRI IN PRESS, SNATCH AND JERK EVENTS; NEDA OF JAPAN IN UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT ON WORLD RECORD FOR SNATCH; NASSIRI'S WORLD JERK RECORD; SPECTATORS INCLUDING SOVIET SOLDIERS.




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    SPORT: WEIGHTLIFTING

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    Background: ELEXEI VAHKONIN OF THE SOVIET UNION YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) WON THE EUROPEAN WEIGHTLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIP AND THE FIRST GOLD MEDAL OF THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS. FORMER EUROPEAN CHAMPION IMRE FOELDI OF HUNGARY CAME SECOND AND MOHAMMAD NASSIRI OF IRAN THIRD IN THE COMPETITION HELD AT THE DYNAMO STADIUM IN EAST BERLIN.

    VAHKONIN LIFTED WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN A WORLD RECORD WEIGHT IN THE LAST LIFT OF THE COMPETITION, THE JERK, BUT HE WAS FOUND TO BE OVER THE WEIGHT LIMIT AND THE RECORD WAS NOT ALLOWED. HIS LIFTS FOR THE THREE CLASSES WERE: PRESS 110 KILOGRAMMES (242 1/2 LBS), SNATCH 110 KG AND JERK 142 1/2 KG (314 LBS), TOTAL 362 KG (799 LBS). FOELDI'S TOTAL WAS 360 KG (793 1/4 LBS) AND HE BEAT VAHKONIN IN THE PRESS WITH A WEIGHT OF 122 1/2 KG (270 LBS). NASSIRI, WITH A TOTAL OF 350 KG (771 1/4 LBS), ALSO BEAT VAHKONIN IN THE PRESS. OTHER ATTEMPTS AT THE PRESS AND JERK WERE NOT INCLUDED IN HIS TOTAL BUT WON HIM TO WORLD RECORDS. HE LIFTED 188 KG (260 LBS) IN THE PRESS AND 142 1/2 KG (311 1/4 LBS) IN THE JERK.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4X8TWGF0AVFYDA10YOZB3OP96
    Media URN:
    VLVA4X8TWGF0AVFYDA10YOZB3OP96
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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