chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Karl Pumpurins (Latvia) in 1971

History in Color:

July 23, 1971, Moscow, Russia –Heavyweight Karl Pumpurins of Team Latvia is being weighing before the beginning of the 110kg competitions at the 1971 USSR Championships and Spartakiade at the CSKA Weightlifting Arena in Moscow.

Famous for his impressive physique and world class press lifts, Karl Pumpurins won the 5th place at the tournament with 540kg (195+145+200) total.

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