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Jaan Talts (born 19 May 1944) is a former Estonian weightlifter and Olympic champion who competed for the Soviet Union.

Jaan Talts
Medal record
Representing the  Soviet Union
Men's Weightlifting
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1972 Munich -110 kg
Silver medal – second place 1968 Mexico City -90 kg
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1970 Columbus -110 kg
Gold medal – first place 1972 Munich -110 kg
Silver medal – second place 1968 Mexico City -90 kg
Silver medal – second place 1969 Warsaw -110 kg
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1968 Leningrad -90 kg
Gold medal – first place 1969 Warsaw -110 kg
Gold medal – first place 1970 Szombathely -110 kg
Gold medal – first place 1972 Constanţa -110 kg

CareerEdit

Born in Massiaru, Laiksaare, Pärnumaa, Talts won a gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.[1] He received a silver medal in 1968. Throughout his career, he set 43 world records.[2]

AccoladesEdit

1995–1996 he was member of the Estonian parliament Riigikogu. In 1998 he was elected as a member of the International Weightlifting Federation Hall of Fame.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1972 Summer Olympics – Munich, Germany – Weightlifting" Archived 27 August 2007 at the Wayback MachinedatabaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 20 February 2008).
  2. ^ "Estonian Olympic Winners. Jaan Talts". Archived from the original on 1 June 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2009.
  3. ^ "Weightlifting Hall of Fame". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 7 August 2008.
Awards
Preceded by
Mart Vilt
Estonian Sportsman of the Year
1967–1970
Succeeded by
Vambola Helm
Preceded by
Vambola Helm
Estonian Sportsman of the Year
1972
Succeeded by
Ain Vilde