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1978 „GEORG TENNO MEMORIAL“.
1978 traditional „Georg Tenno Memorial“ («Мемориал Георга Тенно», Tallinn, Estonian SSR, 1971 – 1989) was organized during the prohibition and the prosecution of bodybuilding in the U.S.S.R.. In December, 1977 the U.S.S.R. Ministry of Sport (U.S.S.R. Goskomsport, Госкомспорт С.С.С.Р.) issued a new order prohibiting bodybuilding. Organizing the „Georg Tenno Memorial“ in Tallinn (Estonian SSR) INNAR MARDO (Иннар Мардо, 1946 – 2002) was at big risk. Nobody could say what the reaction of the U.S.S.R. polititians would be.
In 1978 two more bodybuilding competitions were held in the U.S.S.R. plus to „Georg Tenno Memorial“. First was the ten years anyversary of a bodybuilding gym in Kaunas (Lithuanian SSR) and another one was the historic traditional „Amber Prix International“ („Gintarinis prizas“, «Янтарный приз», 1968 – 2023) organized by DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS in Klaipeda (Lithuanian SSR). Kaunas contest was illegal and it was held in a subburb factory without public.
1978 „Amber Prix International“ was organized by DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS in public with full hall of spectators. The venue was the Palace of Culture of Klaipeda Sea Port. How it could happen so that the bodybuilding contest was organized when bodybuilding sport was prohibited in the U.S.S.R.?
In 1978 before the „Amber Prix International“ DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS under his risk wrote the petition and personally brought it to the Capital of the U.S.S.R. Moscow. The petition was to defend the bodybuilding sport (петиция Др. Эдмундаса Даубараса в защиту культуризма). DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS presented the petition to the U.S.S.R. Central Committee of the Communist Party (Центральный Комитет Коммунистической Партии С.С.С.Р.) and to the U.S.S.R. Ministry Council (Совет Министров С.С.С.Р.). As a result of this the Communist Party gave permittion for bodybuilders of Klaipeda city to train. Also DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS was permitted to organize „Amber Prix International“ competition in Klaipeda. At the same time bodybuilding was still prohibited in the U.S.S.R..
As the specialists and historians of bodybuilding say the 1978 „Amber Prix International“ was the unofficial „U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Championship“ („neoficialus T.S.R.S. kultūrizmo čempionatas“, «неофициальный чемпионат С.С.С.Р. по культуризму»). And after the 1978 this contest remained the „U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Championship“ until 1988 (in 1988 the first U.S.S.R. Official Cup of Bodybuilding was held In Leningrad (R.S.F.S.R.), „первый официальный кубок С.С.С.Р. по культуризму“). Later the U.S.S.R. Ministry of Sport (U.S.S.R. Goskomsport, Госкомспорт С.С.С.Р.) recognized the „Amber Prix International“ as it had been the „U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Championship“. By the way the stage of the 1978 competition, prizes diplomas and medals were decorated as the „U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Championship“ - „Amber Prix“.
Friendship of DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS with the organizer of the „Georg Tenno Memorial“ contests INNAR MARDO started in 1975. Since that time both bodybuilding leaders discussed about the strategic World and the U.S.S.R. bodybuilding guestions, both discussed about the details of the competitions they have organized. INNAR MARDO remained a friend of DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS until his death in 2002. Since 1995 from time to time he participated at the International work of the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. International (World Fitness Federation, World Body Building Federation). INNAR MARDO registered officially the W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. National Federation of the Estonian Republic. INNAR MARDO together with PAVEL KOSENKO (Павел Косенко) organized the 2001 W.F.F. – W.B.B.F. Europe Championship in Tallinn (Estonian Republic).
53 bodybuilders of the R.S.F.S.R., Belorussian SSR, Estonian SSR, Latvian SSR and Lithuanian SSR participated at the 1978 „Georg Tenno Memorial“ in Tallinn.
First Weight Category
1. CLEBORODOV VIACESLAV (Хлебородов Вячеслав, Lithuanian SSR)
2. BOGDANOVIC VALERIJ (Богданович Валерий, Belorussian SSR)
3. STANIUS STASYS (Lithuanian SSR)
Second Weight Category
1. IVANAUSKAS RAIMUNDAS (Lithuanian SSR)
2. PETRAUSKAS RICARDAS (Lithuanian SSR)
3. REMEIKA ALBERTAS (Lithuanian SSR)
First Weight Category
1. GORELIK EUGENE (Горелик Евгений, Lithuanian SSR)
2. ZITINSKIJ BORIS (Житинский Борис, Estonian SSR)
3. JANCIAUSKAS PRANAS (Lithanian SSR)
Second Weight Category
1. KAPCEVICIUS VLADAS (Lithuanian SSR)
2.OTSUS INDREK (Estonian SSR)
1. ZDEJEV EUGENE (Здеев Евгений, Estonian SSR)
Third Weight Category
1. MISEVICIUS SAULIUS (Lithuanian SSR)
2. ZASTER KONSTANTIN (Застер Константин, Estonian SSR)
3. KARPECAS IGORIS (Карпец Игорь, Lithuanian SSR)
Fourth Weight Category
1. ANNUS OLEV (Estonian SSR)
2. BESAKIRSKAS ALBERTAS (Lithuanian SSR)
3. PUPELIS HENRIKAS (Lithuanian SSR).
Over All Winners
Juniors – IVANAUSKAS RAIMUNDAS, Main Categories – OLEV ANNUS.
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