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The Nightmare No-Lift

History in Color Series: October 21, 1964 (Tokyo, Japan) – In his last attempt at the 1964 Summer Olympics, Olympic champion Yury Vlasov goes for 217.5kg in the clean-and-jerk. It’s a world record at the...

Vakhonin (1963)

Vakhonin

From the History in Color series: Alexey Vakhonin of Kiselevsk, Russia competes in the bantamweight class at the 1963 Cup of Moscow. In a year, Vakhonin will win the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in...

Saxonov

Saxonov

The cover photo from our History in Color Series, features a portrait of Nikolay Saxonov (1923-2011), champion of the World, Europe, USSR and author of seven world records. Nilolay Saxonov is a true legend...

On the Break (1961)

Resting in Vienna (1961)

Participants of the 1961 World Championship in Vienna are taking break between training and competitions: Left to right: Alexander Kurynov (Kazan, 75kg), Rudolf  Plyukfelder (Shakhty, 82.5kg), Yury Vlasov (Moscow, 90+kg), Vasily Stepanov (Riga, 90kg)...