Eino Makinen in Tallinn (1957)
History in color:
Tallinn, Estonia, USSR, 1957 – 4x Olympian, European champion Eino Makinen of Tampere, Finland competes a 170kg clean-and-jerk in the 90+kg weight class in the weightlifting match between Finland and Estonia Tallinn in 1957.
Eino “Eikka” Makinen (1926-2014) represented his native Finland at four Summer Olympics in Helsinki (1952), Melbourne (1956), Rome (1960) and Tokyo (1964). He won bronze medals at the Worlds (1955, 1961) and won gold (1955), silver (1954, 1957, 1961) and bronze (1959) medals at the European championships.
He was the first Finnish weightlifter to reach the 400kg total and was the key figure of the Suomi weightlifting in the 1950s.