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Rapael Chimishk'iani

Full name: Rapael Chimishk'iani
Original name: რაფაელ ჩიმიშკიანი
Other name(s): Rafael Arkadyevich Chimishkyan, Рафаэль Аркадьевич Чимишкян
Gender: Male
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: March 23, 1929 in Tbilisi, Tbilisi, Georgia
Affiliations: Dynamo Tbilisi, Tbilisi (GEO)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Rapael Chimishk'iani took up weightlifting in 1946 and in his first Soviet championship in 1949 won a gold medal in bantamweight. In 1950, Chimishk'iani won silver at the World Championships and gold at the European Championships and then switched to featherweight, winning a silver at the Soviet championships in that category. In all, Chimishk'iani would win four Soviet titles in featherweight (1951, 1954-55, 1960), five silvers (1950, 1952-53, 1957-58) and two bronzes (1956, 1962). Chimishk'iani also won Olympic gold in 1952, World titles in 1954 and 1955 and silver in 1953, European titles in 1952 and 1954-1957 and silver in 1953. Chimishk'iani also set 10 world records – three in the snatch, two in the clean and jerk, and five in the total. After finishing his sporting career, Chimishk'iani was a Category One international weightlifting referee and was active in the Georgian Weightlifting Federation.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Weightlifting Men's Featherweight Soviet Union URS 1 Gold WR

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 337.5
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Military Press 3 97.5
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Military Press Lift #1 AC 90.0 o
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Military Press Lift #2 AC 95.0 o
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Military Press Lift #3 AC 97.5 o
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch 1T 105.0
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch Lift #1 AC 97.5 o
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch Lift #2 AC 102.5 o
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch Lift #3 AC 105.0 o
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk 1 135.0
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 130.0 o
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 135.0 x
1952 Summer 23 Helsinki Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 135.0 o