Sport: Weightlifting Inducted: 1985 Country: Soviet Union Born: March 5, 1919
in Chernobyl, Ukraine Died: 1980
holder of 55 world weightlifting records, Grigori Novak won
the World Light-Heavyweight
1946, with 936.5 pounds. At the 1952
Olympic Games in Helsinki, he captured
a silver medal in the Middle-Heavyweight division at 903.75
pounds (410 kgs.).