Karl Kõiv

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Karl Kõiv
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Personal information
Born 3 December 1894
Tartu, Estonia
Died 6 August 1974 (aged 79)
Tallinn, Estonia
Height 165 cm (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Sport Weightlifting
Club Kalev Tartu

Karl Kõiv (3 December 1894 – 24 April 1972) was an Estonian featherweight weightlifter who won a silver medal at the 1922 World Weightlifting Championships and placed seventh at the 1920 Summer Olympics.[1] In 1922–25 he headed the weightlifting section of the Estonian Sports Union. Later he worked as a weightlifting coach and referee, and in this capacity attended the 1936 Summer Olympics.[2]


  1. ^ Karl Kõiv. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Kõiv, Karl. Eesti spordi biograafiline leksikon