Fyodor Bogdanovsky

Fyodor Fyodorovich Bogdanovsky (Russian: Фёдор Фёдорович Богдановский 16 April 1930 – 2 October 2014)[1] was a Soviet weightlifter. Between 1954 and 1959 he won an Olympic gold medal, four European titles, and five silver medals at world championships, losing to either Pete George or Tommy Kono. He set eight ratified world records, five in the press and three in the total.[2]

Fyodor Bogdanovsky
Pete George, Fyodor Bogdanovsky and Ermanno Pignatti 1956.jpg
Pete George (left) and Fyodor Bogdanovsky (center) and Ermanno Pignatti at the 1956 Olympics
Personal information
Born16 April 1930
Sheteyevo, Tver Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died2 October 2014 (aged 84)
Saint Petersburg, Russia
Sport
SportWeightlifting
ClubSoviet Army, St. Petersburg
Medal record
Representing the  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1956 Melbourne -75 kg
World Weightlifting Championships
Silver medal – second place 1954 Vienna Middleweight
Silver medal – second place 1955 Munich Middleweight
Silver medal – second place 1957 Tehran Middleweight
Silver medal – second place 1958 Stockholm Middleweight
Silver medal – second place 1959 Warsaw Middleweight
European Weightlifting Championships
Gold medal – first place 1954 Vienna Middleweight
Gold medal – first place 1955 Munich Middleweight
Gold medal – first place 1958 Stockholm Middleweight
Gold medal – first place 1959 Warsaw Middleweight

Bogdanovsky took up weightlifting in 1948 and retired in 1963. Later he trained weightlifters in Saint Petersburg, and in the 1970s worked with the Soviet weightlifting team.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fyodor Bogdanovsky's obituary. baltinfo.ru (3 October 2014)
  2. ^ Fyodor Bogdanovsky. chidlovski.net
  3. ^ Fyodor Bogdanovsky Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference.com

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