September 19, 1989
Lightweight lifter Israil Militosian, 21, of the Soviet Union set a world record of 353 pounds in the 148 1/2-pound division snatch competition at the World Weightlifting Championships in Athens.
September 23, 1989 |
Mohammad Mazel of Iraq, who finished eighth in the middle-heavyweight division of the World and European weightlifting championships here, has been disqualified for cheating at the doping control. Mazel, who was drawn at random to undergo a test, replaced his urine sample with beer, Wolfgang Peter, the International Weightlifting Federation delegate in charge of drug-testing, said Friday.
July 27, 1992
* WEIGHTLIFTING (52kg--115 pounds) GOLD: Ivan Ivanov (Bulgaria) SILVER: Lin Qisheng (China) BRONZE: Traian Ciharean (Romania) SHOOTING * MEN'S FREE PISTOL GOLD: Konstantine Loukachik (Unified Team) SILVER: Wang Yifu (China) BRONZE: Ragnar Skanaker (Sweden) * WOMEN'S AIR RIFLE GOLD: Yeo Kab Soon (South Korea) SILVER: Vesela Nikolaeva Letcheva (Bulgaria) BRONZE: Aranka Binder (Independent)
September 25, 1989 |
A Soviet weightlifting champion who defected with his trainer through the Turkish Embassy in Athens has arrived in Istanbul, officials said Sunday. Hafiz Sulaimanov, 22, and his trainer and masseur, Vitaly Stabrov, arrived at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport late Saturday. The arrival was kept secret by Turkish officials and security was tight.
July 10, 1991 |
JACKIE BLAZEK Weightlifting Jackie Blazek of Golden Valley, Minn., was set to become a gymnast like her parents. However she switched to Olympic weightlifting after using weights to train for gymnastics. Blazek, 4 feet 7 and 74 pounds, began training for gymnastics at 3. But her father, Gary, who became interested in Olympic weightlifting to enhance his gymnastics career, quickly realized she had the talent to excel as a weightlifter.