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The greatest Olympic weightlifter from Estonia, Jaan Talts is getting ready to lift at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico city.

He competed in the middle heavyweight class (90kg) and won the silver medal in 1968.

In 1972, Talts won the gold Olympic medal in Munich. In his weightlifting career, he set 39 world records. More on the best Estonian athlete is compiled here.

Team CCCP weightlifting head coach Arkady Vorobyev once said about Jaan Talts:

“He took care of the way he looked. He did look good.”

Looking at the enhanced photo from the Lift Up: History in Color series, we should agree with the note by the coach.

Jaan Talts looked good.

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