Jaan Talts

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Jaan Talts
Medal record
Competitor for the  Soviet Union
Men's Weightlifting
Olympic Games
Gold 1972 Munich -110 kg
Silver 1968 Mexico City -90 kg
World Championships
Gold 1970 Columbus -110 kg
Gold 1972 Munich -110 kg
Silver 1968 Mexico City -90 kg
Silver 1969 Warsaw -110 kg
European Championships
Gold 1968 Leningrad -90 kg
Gold 1969 Warsaw -110 kg
Gold 1970 Szombathely -110 kg
Gold 1972 Constanţa -110 kg

Jaan Talts (born 19 May 1944) is a former Estonian weightlifter and Olympic champion who competed for the Soviet Union.


Born in Massiaru, Laiksaare, Pärnumaa, Talts won a gold medal at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.[1] He received a silver medal in 1968. Throughout his career, he set 43 world records.[2]


1995–1996 he was member of Estonian Parlament Riigikogu. In 1998 he was elected as a member of the International Weightlifting Federation Hall of Fame.[3]


  1. ^ "1972 Summer Olympics – Munich, Germany – Weightlifting"databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on 20 February 2008).
  2. ^ "Estonian Olympic Winners. Jaan Talts". Retrieved 2009-01-10. 
  3. ^ "Weightlifting Hall of Fame". International Weightlifting Federation. Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
Preceded by
Mart Vilt
Estonian Sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by
Vambola Helm
Preceded by
Vambola Helm
Estonian Sportsman of the Year
Succeeded by
Ain Vilde