Nikolay KOSTYLEV, USSR Sportsman. Weightlifter, lightweight class; Honoured Master of Sport of USSR since 1955; World Champion, 1955; European Champion, 1956. Gold Medal of European and World Champion, 1956.
KOSTYLEV, Nikolay was born in 1931.
1952 qualified as sportsman. At Munich World Weightlifting Championship set world lightweight weightlifting record in lightweight overall three-list pointage to become World Champion. At 1956 Helsinki European Weightlifting Championship became European Champion for three-lift pointage and established world snatch record of 125 kilograms, which he also held in 1959.
At 1960 USSR Individual Championship placed 6th in lightweight class.