Sergey Poltoratsky (USSR) at the 1970 Friendship Cup
History in Color:
March 17, 1970, Minsk, Belarus – 23-year old mid heavyweight star of Team USSR, Sergey Poltoratsky performs a snatch lifting in the 90kg class at the 1970 Friendship Cup in Minsk.
At the time, Team USSR had a mighty group of weightlifters in this class and Sergey Poltoratsky (b. 1947) was definitely one of the best of them.
It was a challenge to get a spot on the team to represent the country on the international arena. Poltoratsky managed to win the World and European title in 1977 and set two world records – in the press and in the cj lifts.