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Viktor Bushuyev

Full name: Viktor Georgiyevich Bushuyev
Original name: Виктор Георгиевич Бушуев
Gender: Male
Height: 5-3.5 (162 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: May 18, 1933 in Balakhna, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Died: April 25, 2003 in Nizhny Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Affiliations: Trud Gorky, Nizhny Novgorod (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Viktor Bushuyev first made to the Soviet national weightlifting team in 1955, and became the top lightweight lifter between 1957 and 1960. In that period, he won three World Championships (1957-1959), two European Championships (1958, 1959), and the Olympic gold in Rome. In addition, he set five new lightweight world records in this period, all in total. Bushuyev was also Soviet lightweight champion in 1958 and 1960, while taking silvers in 1957, 1962 and 1963 and bronzes in 1959, 1961 and 1964. Bushuyev quit lifting after he did not made to the Soviet 1964 Olympic team, and became the coach of the “heavy athletics” section of Torpedo Gorky (now Nizhny Novgorod).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting Men's Lightweight Soviet Union URS 1 Gold WR

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 397.5
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Military Press 1 125.0
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Military Press Lift #1 AC 120.0 o
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Military Press Lift #2 AC 125.0 o
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Military Press Lift #3 AC 127.5 x
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch 1 122.5
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch Lift #1 AC 115.0 o
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch Lift #2 AC 120.0 o
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch Lift #3 AC 122.5 o
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk 2T 150.0
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 145.0 o
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 150.0 o
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 152.5 x
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