Valery Shary

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Valery Shary
Medal record
Representing the  Soviet Union
Men's weightlifting
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 1976 Montreal 75-82.5 kg

Valery Shary (Belarusian: Валерый Пятровіч Шарый, born January 2, 1947) is a former Belarusian weightlifter and Olympic champion who competed for the Soviet Union.[1]

Biography[edit]

He was born in Chervyen.

Shary won a gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal in light-heavyweight weightlifting, setting an Olympic record in the process.[2][3] He also won the 1975 and 1976 World Championships in the same weight class.[3]

Dr. George Eisen of Nazareth College included Shary on his list of Jewish Olympic Medalists (though he acknowledges that he may have included non-Jews).[3][4][5][6] Eisen's list has been published and used in numerous other academia on Jews and Sports[7][8][9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Taylor (2004). Jews and the Olympic Games: the clash between sport and politics: With a complete review of Jewish Olympic medallists. Sussex Academic Press. ISBN 1-903900-87-5. Retrieved February 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ "1976 Summer Olympics – Montreal, Canada – Weightlifting"databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on February 23, 2008)
  3. ^ a b c Jews and the Olympic Games: the clash between sport and politics: with a complete review of Jewish Olympic medallists. Sussex Academic Press. 2004. Retrieved February 9, 2011. 
  4. ^ Siegman, Joseph. Jewish sports legends: the International Jewish Hall of Fame, p. 174. Brassey's, 2000. ISBN 1-57488-284-8. Retrieved February 4, 2011.
  5. ^ Eisen, George. "Jewish Olympic Medalists", International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved February 2, 2011.
  6. ^ Mayer, Paul Yogi. "Valery+Shary" Jews and the Olympic Games – Sport: A Springboard for Minorities, p. 171. Vallentine Mitchell, 2004. ISBN 0-85303-451-6.
  7. ^ Jews and the Olympic Games:the clash between sport and politics: with a complete review of Jewish Olympic medallists by Paul Taylor
  8. ^ Jewish Sports Legends by Joseph Siegman
  9. ^ Jews and the Olympic Games – Sport: A Springboard for Minorities by Paul Yogi Mayer, 2000