March 20, 1970, Minsk, Belarus – Vasily Kolotov of Pervoyralsk, Russia competes in the 90kg class at the 1970 Friendship Cup in Minsk.
Vasily Kolotov (1944-2001) was one of the most impressive Soviet middle heavyweights in the 1970s. He won a gold medal at the 1970 World Championships in Columbus and two silver medals at the World Championships in Lima (1971) and in Havana (1973). He also became a vice European champion in Szombathely in 1970.
Kolotov is a member of club 500 with his best 552.5kg total in July 1972.
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On national level, Kolotov was a 3x USSR champion (1969, 1970, 1971), a silver USSR medalist (1973) and a bronze USSR medalist (1974). In 1971, Vasily Kolotov became a middle heavyweight champion of the USSR Spartakiade.
He set 9 world records (2 in snatch, 3 in cj and 4 in total) during his career in sports.