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1982. SOCIALIST WORLD BODYBUILDING NEWS.
1982 „GEORG TENNO MEMORIAL“.
Bodybuilding sport was still prohibited but bodybuilders of the Socialist countries felt comming „perestrojka“.
The year of 1982 traditionally started in Klaipeda (Lithuanian SSR) with „Amber Prix International‘ („Gintarinis prizas“, «Янтарный приз», 1968 – 2023). We would like to underline that since 1978 „Amber Prix International“ was the „unofficial U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Championship“ («неофициальный чемпионат С.С.С.Р. по культуризму»). Best U.S.S.R. bodybuilders participated at thie event. It became possible after when in 1978 DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS (Др. Эдмундас Даубарас) wrote bodybuilding defending petition and personally brought it to the highest U.S.S.R. political Institutions in Moscow (read about this in various languages in details in our articles at the www.wff.lt).
Bodybuilders of six countries took part at the 1982 „Amber Prix International“. The Over All Winners were RICARDAS PETRAUSKAS (Juniors) and EUGENE GORELIK (Евгений Горелик, Main Categories). Both from the Lithuanian SSR.
In 1982 bodybuilding organizers of the Estonian SSR still were fighting in between. Brothers ARRO left our sport, OLEV ANNUS emigrated to Finland. Though the Chairman of the National Bodybuilding Federation of the Estonian SSR was PRANAS MICKEVICIUS but bodybuilders supported INNAR MARDO (Иннар Мардо, 1946 – 2002).
There were two teams of the Estonian SSR at the 1982 „Amber Prix International“. One was of PRANAS MICKEVICIUS and another of INNAR MARDO.
Traditional 1982 „Georg Tenno Memorial“ («Мемориал Георга Тенно», 1971 – 1989) in Tallinn (Estonian SSR) was not the best. Only 31 bodybuilders participated at the competition. The Over All Winners were Lithuanians RAIMONDAS PETRAITIS (Juniors) and SAULIUS MISEVICIUS (Main Categories).
1982 „Comsomok Cup“ («Кубок комсомола», „Komjaunimo taurė“) was organized in Kaunas (Lithuanian SSR). Junior Category Winners were Lithuanians RAIMONDAS PETRAITIS, SAULIUS MIKUCKIS, EDMUNDAS GUDAVICIUS, Main Category Winners were STANISLAV POLIAKOV (Станислав Поляков, Latvian SSR) and Lithuanians ALGIRDAS IVANAUSKAS, SAULIUS MISEVICIUS, ALBERTAS BESAKIRSKAS.
Two teams of the Estonian SSR went to 1982 „Trener“ contest in the Czechoslovakian SSR. One was led by PRANAS MICKEVICIUS and another by INNAR MARDO. First time bodybuilders of the Lithuanian SSR took part at this competition. The Category Winners were Lithuanians EUGENE GORELIK, VLADAS KAPCEVICIUS, SAULIUS MISEVICIUS and LUBOMIR MATEJICKA from the Czechoslovakian SSR. The Over All Winner was SAULIUS MISEVICIUS.
In 1982 a representative of the U.S.S.R. first time visite I.F.B.B. (International Federation of Body Builders) World Championship. It was held in Belgium. That was secretary of the „Unofficial U.S.S.R. Bodybuilding Federation“ («неофициальная «Федерация культуризма С.С.С.Р.») ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS. For this he had to fool the U.S.S.R. officials. ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS managed to get into a cruise ship to Europe Countries. This way he reached Belgium and attended the World Championship. The time of cruise and championship was the same. As told by ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS the organizers met him warmly. But knowing no foreign languages he could make pictures with I.F.B.B. President BEN WEIDER nad ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER. Nothing more. But after meeting represntatives of Czechoslovakia SSR ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS communicated with then in Russian free. When competition ended ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS received zero attention and was left alone. Then at the 1982 I.F.B.B. World Championship winners were: USA bodybuilders JAMES GAUBERT, DALE RUPLINGER, LEE HANEY and Turkish AHMET ENUNLU.
In 1989 DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS clearly understood that ROMANAS KALINAUSKAS does not understand any foreign language. During active correspondance and a number of personal meetings with BEN WEIDER DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS bacame a real friend of him. In 1989 as a friend BEN WEIDER invited DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS to Paris (France). The 1989 I.F.B.B. World Championships were held in Paris at that time. DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS took ROMANAS KALINAUSTAS together. During a number of long lasting discussions DSc. EDMUNDAS DAUBARAS and BEN WEIDER learned about the total unintelligence of ROMANAS KALUNAUSKAS in knowing languages. He totally was not understanding about what both friend were talking.
It was extremelly dificult to go to Capitalist countries at the Socialist times. For an ordinary people it was impossible. During the eight and nineth decades of the last century of all Socialist countries only a bodybuilding trainer LUDEK NOSEK (Marianske Lazne, Czechoslovakian SSR) had a privilege to travel to Capitalist countries constantly. For many years he was the organizer of the „Sandow“ contest. Wife of LUDEK NOSEK was working as a stewardess on International flights of the airlines of the Czechoslovakian SSR. Her work permitted to go to any of the World countries with her husbund once a year. This way representing National Bodybuilding Federation of the Czechoslovakian SSR LUDEK NOSEK was present at many I.F.B.B. World Championships that were held in various Capitalist countries.
1982 „Georg Tenno Memorial“
31 bodybuilder from Countries participated: Estonian SSR, Lithuanian SSR, Latvian SSR, Belorussian SSR, R.S.F.S.R., Ukrainian SSR.
First Weight Category
1. PETRAITIS RAIMONDAS (Lithuanian SSR)
2. SHILO NIKOLAJ (Шило Николай, Belorussian SSR)
3. SOLOVJOV IVAN (Соловьёв Иван, Lithuanian SSR)
Second Weight Category
1. MIKUCKAS SAULIUS (Lithuanian SSR)
2. BALTRIMAVICIUS LINAS (Lithuanian SSR)
3. BISSIKERSKIJ DMITRIJ (Биссикирский Дмитрий, Lithuanian SSR)
Third Weight Category
1. KAZAKEVICIUS RAIMONDAS (Lithuanian SSR)
2. BUCINSKAS ROLANDAS (Lithuanian SSR)
3. GUDAVICIUS EDMUNDAS (Lithuanian SSR)
First Weight category
1. DUBICKAS VINCAS (Lithuanian SSR)
2. OVCINIKOV OLEG (Овчинников Олег, R.S.F.S.R.)
3. STEPANOV VLADIMIR (Степанов Владимир, R.S.F.S.R.)
Second Weight category
1. OTSUS INDREK (Estonian SSR)
2. KOSENKO PAVEL (Косенко Павел, Estonian SSR)
3. SHEMURATOV FIODOR (Шемуратов Фёдор, Ukrainian SSR)
Third Weight Category
1. AJU ARKADIJ (Estonian SSR)
2. IVANAUSKAS ALGIRDAS (Lithuanian SSR)
3. BABICKAS ZYGIMANTAS (Lithuanian SSR)
Fourth Weight Category
1. MISEVICIUS SAULIUS (Lithuanian SSR)
2. ZURCEV EUGENE (Журцев Евгений, Lithuanian SSR)
3. KOROLKOV ALEKSANDR (Корольков Александр, Lithuanian SSR).
Over All Winners
Juniors – RAIMONDAS PETRAITIS, Main Categories – SAULIUS MISEVICIUS.
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