A member of the Soviet Union weightlifting team at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, Shary competed in the light-heavyweight division. He won the gold medal with an Olympic record of 365 pounds.
Shary won the gold medal in the light-heavyweight division at the World Championships in 1975 and 1976. He was also the European Champion both years.
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Jewish Sports Legends: The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, by Joseph Siegman (Washington, D.C.: Brassey's, 2000)