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Arnold Luhaäär

Full name: Arnold Luhaäär
Gender: Male
Height: 5-10.5 (180 cm)
Weight: 265 lbs (120 kg)
Born: November 20, 1905 in Mõisaküla, Viljandimaa, Estonia
Died: January 29, 1965 in Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia
Affiliations: Eesti Töölisspordi Liit
Country: EST Estonia
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Arnold Luhaäär took up weightlifting in 1919 and was the best Estonian weightlifter at the end of 1920s and in the 1930s. Competing as a heavyweight, he won silver at the 1928 Olympics and bronze at the 1936 Olympics. He missed the 1932 Olympics, and a possible third medal, because Estonia did not send an Olympic team to those Games due to the Depression. In addition to his Olympic medals, Luhaäär won silver at the 1933 European Championships and bronze at the 1938 World Championships. He was Estonian heavyweight champion eight times (1926, 1928, 1932-34, 1936-38), won one Estonian Greco-Roman heavyweight wrestling title in 1931, and set one heavyweight clean & jerk world record in 1937.

After finishing his sporting career, Luhaäär worked as a sports official and weightlifting referee. From 1935-40 Luhaäär was a board member and general secretary of the Estonian Weightlifting Federation and, from 1945-50, was a board member of the Estonian SSR Weightlifting Federation. From 1946-48 he also served as the president of Spartak Tallinn and, from 1949-52, was the chairman of Estonian SSR Weightlifting Federation’s Board of Referees. Since 1992, an annual memorial tournament in his honor has been held in Mõisaküla, Estonia.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Weightlifting Men's Heavyweight Estonia EST 2 Silver
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Weightlifting Men's Heavyweight Estonia EST 3 Bronze

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Weightlifting Estonia EST Final Standings 2 360.0
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Weightlifting Estonia EST Military Press 8T 100.0
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Weightlifting Estonia EST Military Press Lift #1 AC 92.5 o
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Weightlifting Estonia EST Military Press Lift #2 AC 97.5 o
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Weightlifting Estonia EST Military Press Lift #3 AC 100.0 o
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Weightlifting Estonia EST Snatch 1T 110.0
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Weightlifting Estonia EST Snatch Lift #1 AC 110.0 x
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Weightlifting Estonia EST Snatch Lift #2 AC 110.0 o
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Weightlifting Estonia EST Snatch Lift #3 AC 115.0 x
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Weightlifting Estonia EST Clean & Jerk 1T 150.0
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Weightlifting Estonia EST Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 140.0 o
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Weightlifting Estonia EST Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 145.0 o
1928 Summer 22 Amsterdam Weightlifting Estonia EST Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 150.0 o
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Weightlifting Estonia EST Final Standings 3 400.0
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Weightlifting Estonia EST Military Press 4T 115.0
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Weightlifting Estonia EST Military Press Lift #1 AC 107.5 o
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Weightlifting Estonia EST Military Press Lift #2 AC 112.5 o
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Weightlifting Estonia EST Military Press Lift #3 AC 115.0 o
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Weightlifting Estonia EST Snatch 6 120.0
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Weightlifting Estonia EST Snatch Lift #1 AC 112.5 o
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Weightlifting Estonia EST Snatch Lift #2 AC 120.0 x
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Weightlifting Estonia EST Snatch Lift #3 AC 120.0 o
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Weightlifting Estonia EST Clean & Jerk 1 165.0
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Weightlifting Estonia EST Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 152.5 o
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Weightlifting Estonia EST Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 160.0 o
1936 Summer 30 Berlin Weightlifting Estonia EST Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 165.0 o
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