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Jaan Kikkas

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Jaan Kikkas
Personal information
Born5 June 1892
Valga, Estonia
DiedMarch 9, 1944(1944-03-09) (aged 51)
Tallinn, Estonia
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Sport
SportWeightlifting
ClubKalev Tartu

Juhan "Jaan" Kikkas (5 June 1892 – 9 March 1944) was an Estonian middleweight weightlifter. He won a bronze medal at the 1924 Summer Olympics, setting a world record in the snatch.[1][2]

Kikkas first trained as a cyclist, and changed to weightlifting in 1921, aged 29. Next year he placed fourth at the world championships. In 1925 he won his only national weightlifting title. After retiring from competitions he ran his metal workshop in Tallinn. He died there in 1944 during a Soviet air raid.[1][3][4]

References

  1. ^ a b Jaan Kikkas Archived 2016-03-05 at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Jaan Kikkas. chidlovski.net
  3. ^ Kikkas, Jaan. Eesti spordi biograafiline leksikon
  4. ^ "Olympians Who Were Killed or Missing in Action or Died as a Result of War". Sports Reference. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
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