Sofia, Bulgaria, early 1970s – Student weightlifters are perfomning a clean-and-jerk lift in training at the Youth Sports School in Sofia (left to right):
Left to right:
Nedelcho Kolev, Alexander Kraychev, Andon Nikolov, X, Yordan Bikov (cj lift), Encho Enchev, Dimitar Slavov.
In Bulgaria, they were called “Olympic Hopes”. In a few years to come, hopes will turn into reality.
Many of them will become world famous athletes with remarkable achievements in the sport of Olympic weightlifting.