History in Color:
There are many photos like this in the personal photo archives of Olympic weightlifters – memories about being in the training camps, about being strong and young, about happy old days.
The black-and-white original of this one came from the archives of the legendary world champion Gennady Ivanchenko. It features Gennady Ivanchenko (right) and Yury Chimrov. Both are graduates of the Dynamo Club. Ivanchenko competed for the Dynamo of Riga, Latvia and Chimrov – for the Dynamo of Donetsk, Ukraine.
There is a 10 years age difference between two champions. So, it is a symbolical photo in many ways – those lifters of two generations of Olympic weightlifters from the famous Dynamo Club.
Sad news just came from Ukraine…
Yury Chimrov died on February 19, 2009. He was 63.
RIP, Champion from the Dynamo Donetsk!