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100 Years Since Estonia’s First Olympic Victory - Silver Stamp - Set

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  • 28.08.2020
  • Indrek Ilves
  • Cartor Security Printing
  • 28,00 x 38,00 mm
About 100 Years Since Estonia’s First Olympic Victory - Silver Stamp

Estonia’s debut at the Olympic games in 1920 was a success – three medals were won at the VII Olympic games in Antwerp. The first Estonian to achieve the glory of an Olympic games winner was Alfred Neuland (1895-1966) from Valga, who won the gold medal in weightlifting with a result of 257.5 kg in the men’s lightweight class (men under 67.5 kg). The victory was indisputable as Neuland’s results were the best in all three lifts: 72.5 kg in one hand snatch, 75 kg in one hand clean and jerk and 110 kg in two hands clean and jerk.

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