chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

He Would Have Celebrated His 58th Birthday Today

History in Color:

March 22, 1979, Leningrad, Russia – 19-year old middleweight Alexander Pervy of Donetsk, Ukraine wins the 1st place with a 325kg total in the 75kg class at the 1979 Friendship Cup in Leningrad.

Olympic vice champion, author of 4 world records, 2x USSR champion and 2x USSR Cup Winner, one of the most promising young athletes of the early 1980s, Alexander Pervy (1960-1985) would turned 58 today…

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