Ihor Rybak

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Ihor Rybak
Medal record
Representing the  Soviet Union
Men's weightlifting
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1956 Melbourne -67.5 kg

Ihor Mykhaylovych Rybak (Ukrainian: Ігор Михайлович Рибак, March 21, 1934 – September 28, 2005) was a Ukrainian weightlifter and Olympic champion who competed for the Soviet Union.[1]

He was born in Kharkiv.[1] Rybak represented Avanhard sports society.

Rybak won a gold medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne in the lightweight class.[1][2] He also won the 1956 European middleweight Weightlifting Championship. In the late 1950s, he became a doctor.[1]

Dr. George Eisen of Nazareth College included Rybak on his list of Jewish Olympic Medalists, as did Joseph Siegman in Jewish sports legends: the International Jewish Hall of Fame.[3][4]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Volodymyr Kubiĭovych, Danylo Husar Struk (1993). Encyclopedia of Ukraine. University of Toronto Press. Retrieved February 9, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "1956 Summer Olympics – Melbourne, Australia – Weightlifting"databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on February 23, 2008)
  3. Eisen, George. "Jewish Olympic Medalists", International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved February 2, 2011.
  4. Joseph Siegman (2000). Jewish sports legends: the International Jewish Hall of Fame. Brassey's. Retrieved February 9, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>