Category: Sports History

Korol

Peter Korol

Olympic Champion Peter Korol (1941-2015) of Dynamo Lvov, Ukraine performs front squats while training with the national Team CCCP Weightlifting before the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. From the History in Color series at...

Talts

Jaan Talts

Olympic Champion Jaan Talts of Estonia and Team CCCP weightlifting just  finished the clean part of the lift. From the History in Color series at Chidlovski Blog Chidlovski. Previously in the History in Color...

Anthropology

Anthropometry

Members of Team CCCP Weightlifting perform an anthropometry session in the training camp in the late 1970s. Left to right: Sergey Arakelov (100kg, Krasnodar, Russia), Sultan Rakhnamov (110+kg, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine), Valery Shary (90kg, Minsk,...

Pervy

Alexander Pervy

Alexander Pervy (1960-1985) was one of my personal favorite athletes in Olympic weightlifting. Very slick technician and strong lifter, he definitely was a clutch lifter in the competitions. The more pressure was mounting in...

Bonk

Bonk

Gerd Bonk of East Germany performs a clean-and-jerk lift (cj). The cj lift was the strongest lift of Bonk. It was Gerd Bonk who bypassed the 250kg record mark in the clean-and-jerk. Special thanks...

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