History in Color series features a cover photo of a superb Soviet and Armenian lightweight Israel Militosyan.
Israel Militosyan (b. 1968) of Gyumri (Leninakan), Armenia is a 3x Olympian (1988, 1992, 1996), Olympic, World and European champion, 2x USSR national champion, USSR Spartakiade champion and author of 3 world records.
He is a historical figure on the timeline of the Soviet Olympic weightlifting. On September 18, 1989 in Athens, Greece, Israel Militosyan snatched 160kg and set a world record in the 67.5 weight class. It was the last world record set by the athletes of the USSR.