Soviet Weightlifters in Montreal
Montreal, Canada, December 1975 – A group of Soviet Olympic weightlifters arrived to Canada to participate in the 1975 Pre-Olympic Tournament in Montreal (left to right):
Valery Shary (82.5kg, Minsk Belarus), Petr Korol (67.5kg, Lvov, Ukraine), David Rigert (90kg, Shakhty, Russia), Igor Kudyukov, (Head Coach, Moscow, Russia), Vasily Alexeev (110+kg, Ryazan, Russia)
- The original black-and-white photo came from the archive of Peter Korol;
- On December 7, 1975, Vasily Alexeev set a WR (247.5kg clean-and-jerk) in the 110+kg class at the 1975 Pre-Olympic Tournament in Montreal;
- Interestingly enough all four lifters won gold medals in Montreal.