Podolsk, August 1963
While preparing for the 1964 Summer Olympic in Tokyo, Team CCCP weightlifting gathered in August 1963 in Poldolsk training camp.
Top row (L-R):
Yevgeny Minaev (60kg, Army, Moscow), Mikhail Aptekar (ref.), Viktor Bushuev (67.5kg, Trud, Gorky), Aloizas Rachkauskas (75kg, Zalgiris, Vilnus) Rudolf Plukfelder (82.5kg, Trud, Shakhty), Leonid Zhabotinsky (102.5+kg, Army, Zaporozhye), Vladimir Kaplunov (67.5kg, Army, Khabarovsk), Eduard Brovko (90kg, Spartak, Dnepropetrovsk), Viktor Marzagulov (56kg, Trud, Kuybyshev), M. Kazakov (doctor), Vladimir Belyaev (75kg, Army, Kiev)
Front row (L-R):
Alexey Vakhonin (56kg, Trud, Shakhty), Yevgeny Katsura (60kg, Army, Kazan), Arkady Vorobyev (head coach), Yakov Kutsenko (coach), M. Muromtsev (coach), Viktor Lyakh (90kg, Trud, Rostov), P. Sibiryakov, Alexander Kurynov (75kg, Burevestnik, Kazan)
Two other candidates to the Olympic team, Sergey Lopatin (67.5ks, Army, Moscow) and Yury Vlasov (102.5+kg, Army, Zaporozhye) didn’t participate in the photo session. Digital enhancement of the original photo in Podolsk was done by Arthur Chidlovski for the Lift Up.
But at the moment, all are resting after the national championship and hoping to make the final cut to go to the 1964 Summer Olympics.
|52||Flyweight||Vladimir SMETANIN, Army Sverdlovsk||295|
|56||Bantamweight||Alexey VAKHONIN, Trud Shakhty||332.5|
|60||Featherweight||Yevgeny MINAEV, Army Moscow||365|
|67.5||Lightweight||Vladimir KAPLUNOV, Army Khabarovsk||407.5|
|75||Middleweight||Aloizas RACHKAUSKAS, Zhalgiris Vilnus||427.5|
|82.5||Light Heavyweight||Rudolf PLYUKFELDER, Trud Shakhty||465|
|90||Middle Heavyweight||Eduard BROVKO, Spartak Dnepropetrovsk||465|
|102.5||Heavyweight||Robert SHEIERMAN, Army Sverdlovsk||475|
|102.5+||Super Heavyweight||Yury VLASOV, Army Moscow||542.5|
Note: To view a complete list of the winners in the weight classes above,
please follow the link associated with the weight class.