History in Color:
March 17, 1970, Minsk, Belarus – 23-year old mid heavyweight star of Team USSR, Sergey Poltoratsky performs a snatch lifting in the 90kg class at the 1970 Friendship Cup in Minsk.
At the time, Poltoratsky was only 23. In Vilnus, he won the silver medal in the 90 kg class with the 507.5kg total (177.5+145+185). It was his first medal on the national level.
At the time, Team USSR had a mighty group of weightlifters in this class and Sergey Poltoratsky (b. 1947) was definitely one of the best of them.
It was a challenge to get a spot on the team to represent the country on the international arena. Poltoratsky managed to win the World and European title in 1977 and set two world records – in the press and in the cj lifts.