Category: Photography

Rybak

Igor Rybak

Igor Rybak (1934-2005) of Kharkov, Ukraine was one of the first Soviet Olympic champions. He won the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne with a 380kg total (110+120+150) in the 67.5kg weightclass. In the same...

Rigert (1975)

Rigert in 1975

On the cover photo from the Lift Up: History in Color series, legendary David Rigert is preparing for the  210kg clean-and jerk lift at the 1975 World Championship in Moscow. I think the original black-and-white...

Boris Pavlov in Lima

Boris Pavlov

Boris Pavlov (1947-2008) of Donetsk, Ukraine was the World Champion (1971), European Champion (1972) and USSR Champion (1972) in the light heavyweight class (82.5kg). His strongest lift was clean-and-jerk. He set 6 world records...