Sodichov, Oleg : Jews In Sports @ Virtual Museum

Sodichov, Oleg


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Years Competed:

Olympic Info:
A member of the Israeli weightlifting team at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, Sodichov competed in the heavyweight division (100-kg). He finished the competition in 10th place with a combined lift of 733 pounds (332.5-kg). Oleg lifted 336 pounds (152.5-kg) in the snatch, and 397 pounds (180.0-kg) in the clean and jerk.

Career Highlights:
Sodichov emigrated to Israel in 1991, and won a bronze medal in the European Championships the following year.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. April 4, 1965

Donyetzk, Russia

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Great Jews in Sports by Robert Slater (New York: Jonathan David Publishers, 2000)
New York Times, July 31, 1992