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Volodymyr Bieliaiev

Full name: Volodymyr Mykolaiovych Bieliaiev
Original name: Володимир Миколайович Бєляєв
Other name(s): Vladimir Nikolayevich Belyayev, Владимир Николаевич Беляев
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (165 cm)
Weight: 183 lbs (83 kg)
Born: September 24, 1940 in Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
Affiliations: SKA Kyiv, Kyiv (UKR)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Ukrainian Volodymyr Bieliaiev was one of the best Soviet middleweight weightlifters of the early 1960s, winning silver in 1962, 1964 and 1965 and bronze at the 1963 Soviet championships, mostly behind Viktor Kurentsov, but he was not selected for the Soviet national team. After switching to light-heavyweight in 1965, where the competition was less strong in the Soviet Union, Bieliaiev was selected to the national team, although he never won a Soviet title, taking silver in 1969 and bronze at the 1968 Soviet championships. Internationally, howeer, he was much more successful, winning the 1968 Olympic silver, World and European light-heavyweight titles in 1966 and World light-heavyweight silver in 1968. Bieliaiev set nine middleweight world recordsm five in the snatch and four in the clean & jerk, and four light-heavyweight world records, one in the snatch, one in the clean & jerk and two in the total.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Men's Light-Heavyweight Soviet Union URS 2 Silver =WR

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Final Standings 2 485.0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Military Press 2 152.5
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Military Press Lift #1 AC 147.5 o
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Military Press Lift #2 AC 152.5 x
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Military Press Lift #3 AC 152.5 o
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch 1T 147.5
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch Lift #1 AC 142.5 o
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch Lift #2 AC 147.5 o
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch Lift #3 AC 150.0 x
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk 2 185.0
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 180.0 o
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 185.0 o
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 190.0 x
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Soviet Union URS 2nd Phase Summary 1 300.0
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