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1989 CONTEST „U.S.S.R. – USA“.

On March 18, 1989 the International Contest „U.S.S.R. – USA“ (Матчевая встречя «С.С.С.Р. – США») was organized in Leningrad (R.S.F.S.R.). It was the first time when American bodybuilders came to the U.S.S.R.. Until this the U.S.S.R. bodybuiders knew USA bodybuilders only through the magazines. The organizers of the event from the USA side were LOUIS ZWICK and DAVID ZELON. USA expences were covered by LOUIS ZWICK. For this reason LOUIS ZWICK had taken arisky loan from an American bank. USA was represented by a number of I.F.B.B. (International Federation of Body Builders) bodybuilders: CARLA DUNLAP, DIANA DENNIS, LAURA BEAUDRY, JEAN PAUL GUILLAUME, TROY ZUCCOLOTTO, REX LETTO. Placings of the 1989 Contest „U.S.S.R. – USA“: Winner JEAN PAUL GUILLAUME, second - TROY ZUCCOLOTTO, third – NIKOLAJ GRISANOV (Belorussian SSR). DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS participated at the competition in Leningrad as a guest. Together with LOUIS ZWICK he managed to run away from K.G.B. (Комитет государственной безопасности С.С.С.Р.) agents and make two films about the training of well known U.S.S.R. top bodybuilders VIKTORAS JUCYS and ROLANDAS BUCINSKAS (both Lithuanian SSR). These films were presented on the USA  E.S.P.N. sport television. These films as well as detailed revue about the event is in various languages on Global Page .


1989 spring competition „U.S.S.R. – USA“ was very successfull. This was the reason to organize one more contest „U.S.S.R. – USA“ in autumn. This time the event was financed by a businessman and a former USA bodybuilder BILLY PAX. The main U.S.S.R. bodybuilders at this contest were GRISANOV NIKOLAJ (Гришанов Николай, Belorussian SSR) and VASIN ALEKSANDR (Васин Александр, R.S.F.S.R.). From the USA side were SHAWN RAY, LIONEL RANGER and MIKE HARRIS. The winner was NIKOLAJ GRISANOV, second LIONEL RANGER and third MIKE HARRIS.

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