chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

50 Years Ago in Alma Ata: Boris Selitsky (USSR)

50 years ago, on December 19-22, 1968, the 1968 USSR Team Championships tournament was held in Alma Ata, Kazakhstan. The winners were:

  • 1st place – Soviet Army Team,

  • 2nd place – Dynamo Team,

  • 3rd place – Burevestnik Team (colleges and universities)

The 1968 USSR Team Championships was one of the first tournaments covered by a young photographer Gogi Gurgenyan of Fergana, Uzbekistan. With his permission, we publish our color version of his black-and-white photos in our History in Color series.

History in Color:

December 21, 1968, Alma Ata, Kazakhstan – Olympic champion of Mexico City (1968) Boris Selitsky of Leningrad, Russia, competes for the Lokomotiv Team in the 82.5kg class at the 1968 USSR Team Championships in Alma Ata.

Tags: history in color, lift up, olympics, photography, ussr, weightlifting

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