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Rapael Chimishk'iani

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRapael•Chimishk'iani
Used nameRapael•Chimishk'iani
Original nameრაფაელ•ჩიმიშკიანი
Other namesRafael Arkadyevich Chimishkyan, Рафаэль Аркадьевич Чимишкян
Born23 March 1929 in Tbilisi (GEO)
Measurements60 kg
AffiliationsDynamo Tbilisi, Tbilisi (GEO)
NOC(s) Soviet Union
Ethnic nationGEO

Biography

Rapael Chimishk’iani took up weightlifting in 1946 and in his first Soviet championship in 1949 won a gold medal in bantamweight. In 1950, Chimishk’iani won silver at the World Championships and gold at the European Championships and then switched to featherweight, winning a silver at the Soviet championships in that category. In all, Chimishk’iani would win four Soviet titles in featherweight (1951, 1954-55, 1960), five silvers (1950, 1952-53, 1957-58) and two bronzes (1956, 1962). Chimishk’iani also won Olympic gold in 1952, World titles in 1954 and 1955 and silver in 1953, European titles in 1952 and 1954-1957 and silver in 1953. Chimishk’iani also set 10 world records – three in the snatch, two in the clean and jerk, and five in the total. After finishing his sporting career, Chimishk’iani was a Category One international weightlifting referee and was active in the Georgian Weightlifting Federation.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1952 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Featherweight, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Soviet Union    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1952 Summer Olympics 25 July 1952 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 332.5 WR 1
1952 Summer Olympics 25 July 1952 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 337.5 WR 1
1952 Summer Olympics 25 July 1952 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #3 105.0 AC
1952 Summer Olympics 25 July 1952 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #3 135.0 AC