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Petro Korol

Full name: Petro Kindratovych Korol
Original name: Петро Кіндратович Король
Other name(s): Pyotr Kondratyevich Korol, Пётр Кондратьевич Король
Gender: Male
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: January 2, 1941 in Bredy, Chelyabinsk, Russia
Affiliations: Dynamo Lviv, Lviv (UKR)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Ukrainian Petro Korol took up weightlifting in 1957, but rose to prominence nearly 20 years later, in the mid-1970s. Korol was not selected for the Soviet national team until he won his only Soviet title in 1972. In addition to his Olympic title, Korol won World lightweight titles in 1974-76 and a European lightweight title in 1975. At the Soviet championships, in addition to his 1972 title, Korol won three silver (1971, 1973, 1974) and five bronze (1966-70) medals. He also won the Soviet Cup in 1970 and 1971. Korol set five lightweight world records between 1971 and 1975: four in the clean & jerk, and one in the total. After finishing his sporting career after the 1976 Olympics Korol worked as a weightlifting coach in his native Ukraine.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 35 Montréal Weightlifting Men's Lightweight Soviet Union URS 1 Gold

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1976 Summer 35 Montréal Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 305.0
1976 Summer 35 Montréal Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch 1T 135.0
1976 Summer 35 Montréal Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch Lift #1 AC 130.0 o
1976 Summer 35 Montréal Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch Lift #2 AC 135.0 x
1976 Summer 35 Montréal Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch Lift #3 AC 135.0 o
1976 Summer 35 Montréal Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk 1T 170.0
1976 Summer 35 Montréal Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 170.0 x
1976 Summer 35 Montréal Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 170.0 o
1976 Summer 35 Montréal Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 175.0 x