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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...

Mosibit

Mosibit

History in Color: World record holder Victor Mosibit (1960-1998) competed for Uzbekistan at the 1983 USSR Spartakiade in the Izmailovo Arena (Moscow). Original b/w photo by Gogi Gurgenyan. Color by Arthur Chidlovski

Arakelov

Arakelov

History in Color: Segey Arakelov of “Spartak” Krasnodar, Russia competes at the 1978 USSR Championship in Kiev, Ukraine.  Arakelov won the title in the 100 kg class with the 392.5 kg total (172.5 + 220).

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