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Bench Press

Latvian Bench Press Championships have been regularly held by our Federation since 1981. Since 2004, they are held in four weight categories:

 

+105 kg

2019 – Taube Gvido (Daugavpils) – 220 kg
2018 – Taube Gvido (Daugavpils) – 232,5 kg
2017 – Taube Gvido (Daugavpils) – 240 kg
2016 – Taube Gvido (Daugavpils) – 237,5 kg
2015 – Ratnieks Edgars (Rezekne) – 200 kg
2014 – Ostrovsky Kaspar (Rezekne) – 205 kg
2013 – Bondarchuk Alexander (Daugavpils) – 250 kg
2012 – Bondarchuk Alexander (Daugavpils) – 245 kg
2011 – Bobrov Ivan (Daugavpils) – 220 kg
2010 –
Bobrov Ivan (Daugavpils) – 220 kg
2009 – Blokhin Victor (Rezekne) – 210 kg
2008 – Konstantinov Konstantin (Liepaja) – 245 kg
2007 – Labudz Vladislav (Daugavpils) – 220 kg
2006 – Ozols Ivars (Jelgava) – 230 kg
2005 –
Labudz Vladislav (Daugavpils) – 220 kg
2004 – Daugavet Mark (Riga) – 190 kg

 

-105 kg

2019 – Leonenkov Igor (Zarasai, Lithuania) – 172.5 kg
2018 – Rybakov Andrzej (Rezekne) – 210 kg
2017 – Ratnieks Edgars (Rezekne) – 207,5 kg
2016 – Ratnieks Edgars (Rezekne) – 210 kg
2015 – Musanev Igor (Ludza) – 190 kg
2014 – Rybakov Andrzej (Rezekne) – 200 kg
2013 – Ratnieks Edgars (Rezekne) – 205 kg
2012 – Petrykin Dmitry (Daugavpils) – 202.5 kg
2011 – Ratnieks Edgars (Rezekne) – 192.5 kg
2010 – Petrykin Dmitry (Daugavpils) – 175 kg
2009 – Daugavet Mark (Riga) – 195 kg
2008 – Melkumyan Grigory (Riga) – 220 kg
2007 – Blokhin Victor (Rezekne) – 190 kg
2006 – Smolkin Marek (Dobele) – 197.5 kg
2005 – Blokhin Victor (Rezekne) – 190 kg
2004 – Labudz Vladislav (Daugavpils) – 205 kg

-90 kg

2019 – Samodurov Denis – (Daugavpils) 195 kg
2018 – Letlyans Vyacheslav (Riga) – 232.5 kg
2017 – Mortulev Andrey (Rezekne) – 165.5 kg
2016 – Letlyans Vyacheslav (Riga) – 230 kg
2015 – Letlians Vyacheslav (Riga) – 230
2014 – Letlyans Vyacheslav (Riga) – 202.5 kg
2013 – Rybakov Andrzej (Rezekne) – 190 kg
2012 – Dmitry Shishonkov (Daugavpils) – 180 kg
2011 – Dmitry Shishonkov (Daugavpils) – 165 kg
2010 – Kirilovich Konstantin (Zilupe) – 175 kg
2009 – Grigoriev Sergey (Lithuania) – 170 kg
2008 – Reinholds Gints (Aizkraukle) – 200 kg
2007 – Kopylov Maxim (Jelgava) – 182.5 kg
2006 – Kopylov Maxim (Jelgava) – 182.5 kg
2005 – Platpirs Valdis (Rezekne) – 150 kg
2004 – Demidov Alexander (Daugavpils) – 160 kg

 

-75 kg

2019 – Vushkers Ernest (Rezekne) – 155 kg
2018 – Vushkers Ernest (Rezekne) – 155 kg
2017 – Screbers Aigars (Rezekne) – 130 kg
2016 – Vushkers Ernest (Rezekne) – 157.5 kg
2015 – Pavlovsky Edgar (Daugavpils) – 130 kg
2014 – Vushkers Ernest (Rezekne) – 152.5 kg
2013 – Nischik Evgeny (Pskov) – 182.5 kg
2012 – Malashonok Alexander (Ventspils) – 167.5 kg
2011 – Malashonok Alexander (Ventspils) – 165 kg
2010 – Greichunas Davidas (Lithuania) – 122.5 kg
2009 – Novichionok Vadim (Daugavpils) – 152.5 kg
2008 – Baranauskas Nerius (Lithuania) – 152.5 kg
2007 – Verzhbitsky Yuri (Daugavpils) – 147.5 kg
2006 – Verzhbitsky Yuri (Daugavpils) – 140 kg
2005 – Verzhbitsky Yuri (Daugavpils) – 137.5 kg
2004 – Verzhbitsky Yuri (Daugavpils) – 130 kg

39th Latvian Championship 2019

The 39th Latvian Bench Press championship 2019

38th Latvian Championship 2018

36th Latvian Bench Press Championship

Bench press - Latvian championship

 

35th Latvian Championship 2015

Bench press - Latvian championship 2015

 

Latvian Bench Press Championship 2014 – photos and results here

Bench press - Latvian championship 2014

 

2013. Absolute champion of the 33rd Latvian Bench Press Championship, with 250 kg result was Alexander Bondarchuk (Daugavpils, “Fitness Center“)

Bench press - Latvian championship

 

The 32nd Latvian Bench Press Championship , was held on June 9th.

The absolute champion of 2012, with the result of 245 kg, became Alexander Bondarchuk (Daugavpils, “Fitness Center“)

Bench press - Latvian championship

 

The absolute champion of Latvia in 2011 in classical bench press was again Ivan Bobrov (Daugavpils, “Fitness Center“). The photo report is here.

Bench press - Latvian championship

 

Latvian Classic Bench Press Championship 2010 was traditionally held on the central city square of Daugavpils. The absolute champion was Bobrov Ivan (Daugavpils, “Fitness Center“)

 

Latvian Championship 2009. The absolute champion is Blokhin Victor (Rezekne):

 

Latvian Championship 2008. Konstantin Konstantinov (Liepaja) won an absolute victory at this championship with the result of 245 kg:

 

The results and the report from the Latvian Championship 2007 are – here. Absolute champion – Vladislav Labudz (Daugavpils, “Fitness Center“)

 

Protocol and photo of the Latvian Championship 2006 Absolute champion – Ozols Ivars (Jelgava)

 

Protocol and photo of the Latvian Championship 2005 – here Absolute champion – Labudz Vladislav (Daugavpils, “Fitness Center“)

 

Protocol and photo of the Latvian Championship 2004 – here Absolute champion – Labudz Vladislav (Daugavpils, “Fitness Center“)

 

Rod and racks on which Arnold Schwarzenegger trained:

The first competitions, in which our athletes participated in the classical bench press, were held in 1968 in Klaipeda (“Amber Prix“). The best pressman in Latvia, there was Sharov Boris, with the result of 130 kg.
The first Latvian championship in classical bench press, was held in 1981 in Daugavpils (champion – Sergey Ignatiev – 175 kg) and since then it has been regularly held there.
The current weight categories (75, 90, 105 and +105) were introduced in 2004.

The rules:

– the classic bench press technique:
The athlete lies on the bench, either alone or with the help of the partner(s), removes the bar from the stands, lowers it to the chest before touching it and squeezes it up (no pause in the lower phase is required), after fixing the bar on straight arms, the athlete puts the bar on the stands on his own or with the help of partners.

– in the classic bench press
It is forbidden: to use pressure T-shirts for powerlifting, to use bandages, during the exercise to hit the barbell on the chest, to tear the pelvis from the bench (“to pave”). During the exercise, the bar should move horizontally to the floor, without distortions.
– The maximum allowed width of the grip bar – 70 cm.

– in the classic bench press, competitions are held among men in the following categories: up to 75 kg, up to 90, up to 105 and over 105 kg.

 

Absolute record-breaker of Latvia in classical bench press (260 kg) – Konstantinov Konstantin:

 

Latvian record-breakers in classical bench press (based on the results of Latvian championships and cups):

 

+105 kg Konstantinov Konstantin (Liepaja) – 260 kg
-105 kg Melkumyan Gregory (Riga) – 220 kg
-90 kg Letljans Vjacheslav (Riga) – 230 kg

– 75 kg Malashonok Alexander (Ventspils) – 167,5 kg

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Juniors – Vasilyev Vyacheslav (Daugavpils) – 190 kg

Veterans (+50) Gedzyn Anatoly (Daugavpils) – 185 kg

 

1981. Daugavpils. Pressing the barbell lying down, performs Grigory Kutsyn.

 

Minister of Internal Affairs of Latvia, Erik Jekabson, at the Latvian classical bench press championship:

 

1998. Aleksei Vidavsky, mayor of Daugavpils, at the awarding ceremony of the Latvian championship in bench press:

 

Latvian Defence Minister Dainis Turlais awards Oleg Burinsky with a diploma “For his great contribution to the development of athletic sports in Latvia”:

 

Our champions and the winner of the Miss Fitness Model 2010 contest

Photo reports and protocols from the past Latvian classical bench press championships, can be found here The latest news is on the last page.

In the spring championship of Latvia in classical bench press, everyone can take part. Send your applications to wff@inbox.lv

At the Latvian classical bench press championships, you can get the title of “master of sports” in classical bench press by completing the requirements.

 

Absolute Latvian champions in classical bench press:

2019 – Taube Gvido (Daugavpils) – 220 kg
2018 – Taube Gvido (Daugavpils) – 232.5 kg
2017 – Taube Gvido (Daugavpils) – 240 kg
2016 – Taube Gvido (Daugavpils) – 235.5 kg
2015 – Letlyans Vyacheslav (Riga) – 230 kg
2014 – Ostrovsky Kaspar (Rezekne) – 205 kg
2013 – Bondarchuk Alexander (Daugavpils) – 250 kg
2012 – Bondarchuk Alexander (Daugavpils) – 245 kg
2011 – Bobrov Ivan – (Daugavpils) – 220 kg
2010 – Bobrov Ivan – (Daugavpils) – 220 kg
2009 – Blokhin Victor (Rezekne) – 210 kg
2008 – Konstantinov Konstantinov (Riga) – 245 kg
2007 – Labudz Vladislav (Daugavpils) – 220 kg
2006 – Ozolos Ivars (Tukums) – 230 kg
2005 – Labudz Vladislav (Daugavpils) – 220 kg
2004 – Labudz Vladislav (Daugavpils) – 205 kg
2003 – Labudz Vladislav (Daugavpils) – 210 kg
2002 – Vohmyanin Alexander (Daugavpils) – 225 kg
2001 – Kochmarjov Oleg (Daugavpils) – 180 kg
2000 – Vohmyanin Alexander (Daugavpils) – 210 kg
1999 – Vohmyanin Alexander (Daugavpils) – 205 kg
1998 – Tsvechkovsky Mechislav (Daugavpils) – 182,5 kg
1997 – Vohmyanin Alexander (Daugavpils) – 200 kg
1996 – Vohmyanin Alexander (Daugavpils) – 190 kg
1995 – Vohmyanin Alexander (Daugavpils) – 185 kg
1988 – Burinsky Oleg (Daugavpils) – 170 kg
1987 – Baranov Genady (Daugavpils) – 175 kg
1986 – Baranov Genady (Daugavpils) – 170 kg
1985 – Kutsin Grigory (Daugavpils) – 165 kg
1984 – Ignatiev Sergey (Daugavpils) – 190 kg
1983 – Ignatiev Sergey (Daugavpils) – 185 kg
1982 – Ignatiev Sergey (Daugavpils) – 182.5 kg
1981 – Ignatiev Sergey (Daugavpils) – 175 kg