Vladimir Kaplunov

Vladimir Iosifovich Kaplunov (Russian: Владимир Иосифович Каплунов, born 2 March 1933 - died 2015[1]) was a Russian weightlifter. He won a world title in 1962 and a silver medal at the 1964 Olympics.[2]

Vladimir Kaplunov
Vladimir Kaplunov 1964.jpg
Vladimir Kaplunov at the 1964 Olympics
Personal information
Born(1933-03-02)2 March 1933
Kryukovo, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia
Died2015 (aged 81–82)
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight67 kg (148 lb)
ClubSoviet Army, Khabarovsk
Medal record
Representing the  Soviet Union
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1964 Tokyo -67.5 kg
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1962 Budapest -67.5 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1963 Stockholm -67.5 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1965 Teheran -67.5 kg
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1962 Budapest -67.5 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1962 Stockholm -67.5 kg
Gold medal – first place 1964 Moscow -67.5 kg
Silver medal – second place 1965 Sofia -67.5 kg

In 1961 Kaplunov finished second at the Soviet lightweight championships and was included to the national team. Next years he won the Soviet title, and repeated this achievement in 1963 and 1964. He also won European titles in 1962 and 1964 and a world title in 1962. In 1966 Kaplunov switched to the middleweight category, but finished only third at the national championships. During his career Kaplunov set ten lightweight world records, five in the press, two in the clean and jerk, and three in the total, as well as two middleweight records, both in press. After retiring from competitions Kaplunov worked as a weightlifting coach in Odintsovo, Moscow Oblast.[2][1]


  1. ^ a b VLADIMIR KAPLUNOV. chidlovski.net
  2. ^ a b Vladimir Kaplunov. sports-reference.com

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