Athletes and Coaches: Taranenko and Logvinovich
April 1984 – Soviet heavyweight Leonid Taranenko of Urozhay (Harvest), Minsk, and his coach Ivan Logvinovich are having a tough one-on-one session during the 1984 USSR Championship that was held in their hometown Minsk, Belarus.
The athlete-and-coach duo of Taranenko and Logvinovich was the one of the textbook style. They were together during the ups and downs of Taranenko’s career on the Olympic weightlifting.
They shared the gloomy days of injuries and mistakes and the glory days of winning the Olympics, World and European championships, USSR Cups and national championships and setting 19 world records by Leonid Taranenko.