Category: Sports History



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,...


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...



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...



One of all-time greatest Olympic weightlifters in the history of this sport, Mohammad Nassiri of Iran performs a snatch lift. Mohammad Nassiri competed at 4 Summer Olympics  (1964, 1968, 1972, 1976). He won gold...


Eduard Brovko

History in Color: Eduard Brovko (1936-1998) competes in the 90kg weight class at the 1963 World Championship in Stockholm. World class weightlifter Eduard Brovko became an outstanding coach after ending his career as an...

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