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Aleksey Vakhonin

Full name: Aleksey Ivanovich Vakhonin
Original name: Алексей Иванович Вахонин
Gender: Male
Height: 5'1" (156 cm)
Weight: 128 lbs (58 kg)
Born: March 10, 1935 in Gavrilovka, Kemerovo, Russia
Died: September 1, 1993 in Shakhty, Rostov, Russia
Affiliations: Trud Shakhty, Shakhty (RUS)
Country: URS Soviet Union
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Aleksey Vakhonin took up weightlifting in 1956 and rose to prominence in 1961, when he won his first of six Soviet titles as a bantamweight. During his career Vakhonin won Olympic gold in 1964, was three times World Champion (1963, 1964, 1966) and three times European Champion (1963, 1965, 1966), and took bronze at the 1968 European Championships. At the Soviet Championships Vakhonin won six gold (1961-64, 1966, 1967) and four silver (1965, 1968-70) medals. He also set six world records: five in the clean & jerk, and one in the total. After finishing his sporting career Vakhonin worked as a weightlifting coach in his home town Shakhty, Rostov. Since 1994 a memorial tournament in his honor has been held in Shakhty.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Men's Bantamweight Soviet Union URS 1 Gold WR

Men's Bantamweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Final Standings 1 357.5
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Military Press 2 110.0
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Military Press Lift #1 AC 105.0 o
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Military Press Lift #2 AC 110.0 o
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Military Press Lift #3 AC 112.5 x
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch 3T 105.0
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch Lift #1 AC 100.0 o
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch Lift #2 AC 105.0 x
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Snatch Lift #3 AC 105.0 o
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk 1 142.5
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 137.5 o
1964 Summer 29 Tokyo Weightlifting Soviet Union URS Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 142.5 o