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Viktor Georgievich Bushuev

weightlifter

Viktor Georgievich Bushuev was a Russian weightlifter.

Background

Bushuev, Viktor was born on May 18, 1933 in Balakhana, Gorkii Oblast’.

Education

Graduated from the Higher School of Trainers.

Career

Bushuev was selected to the national team in 1955 and dominated his 67.5 kg weight category until 1960. He retired in 1964 after failing the national trials for the Olympic team and became a weightlifting coach in his native Nizhny Novgorod.

Achievements

  • During his career, he won three world titles (1957–1959) and an Olympic gold medal (1960), and set three official and two unofficial world records, all in the total.