Ravil Khabutdinov

Ravil Nezamovich Khabutdinov (Russian: Равиль Незамович Хабутдинов; 15 December 1928 – 1 November 1997) was a weightlifter from Russia. He started training in weightlifting in 1948 while serving in the Soviet Army. In 1956 he finished third at the national championships, but was selected for the national team and won silver medals at the 1956 Summer Olympics and European championships, both times behind Ihor Rybak. Next year, in absence of Rybak, he won the European and national lightweight titles and retired from competitions. During his career Khabutdinov set seven ratified world records in press, six in the lightweight class and one in the middleweight category.[1][2]

Ravil Khabutdinov
Khabutdinov, Rybak, Kim 1956.jpg
Khabutdinov (left) at the 1956 Olympics
Personal information
Born15 December 1928
Zimnik, Kemerovo Oblast, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Died1 November 1997(1997-11-01) (aged 68)
Oktyabrsky, Bashkortostan, Russia
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
SportOlympic weightlifting
ClubSoviet Army, Novosibirsk
Medal record
Representing the  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1956 Melbourne Lightweight
European Championships
Silver medal – second place 1956 Helsinki Middleweight
Gold medal – first place 1957 Katowice Lightweight


  1. ^ Ravil Khabutdinov. Sports Reference.com
  2. ^ Ravil Khabutdinov. chidlovski.net