Tagged: USSR

Korol

Petr Korol

Petr Korol (1941-2015) of Lvov, Ukraine performs clean and jerk lift at the 1973 USSR National Championship in Donetsk. He won the silver medal with 317.5kg total (135+182.5) in the 75kg weight category. Three...

Voronin

Mighty Voronin

He was only 142 cm tall. 4′ 7″, if you are not comfortable with centimeters. But he was a little strongman with unmatched dedication and will to become a champion. Alexander Voronin (1951-1992) was an outstanding flyweight...

markin-rust

Markin Rust

Total blast from the past… Listened to the Russian radio last night and the guest speaker was Vladimir Markin, the singer, producer, businessman, politician. I don’t know anything about the “businessnan anf politician” part....

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...