50 Years Ago in Alma Ata: Boris Selitsky (USSR)
50 years ago, on December 19-22, 1968, the 1968 USSR Team Championships tournament was held in Alma Ata, Kazakhstan. The winners were:
- 1st place – Soviet Army Team,
- 2nd place – Dynamo Team,
- 3rd place – Burevestnik Team (colleges and universities)
The 1968 USSR Team Championships was one of the first tournaments covered by a young photographer Gogi Gurgenyan of Fergana, Uzbekistan. With his permission, we publish our color version of his black-and-white photos in our History in Color series.
History in Color:
December 21, 1968, Alma Ata, Kazakhstan – Olympic champion of Mexico City (1968) Boris Selitsky of Leningrad, Russia, competes for the Lokomotiv Team and sets a new world record (487.5kg in total) in the 82.5kg class at the 1968 USSR Team Championships in Alma Ata.