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Vasily Kolotov (USSR, Russia): Donetsk, 1973



History in Color:


April 28, 1973, Donetsk, Ukraine – Middle heavyweight of the Team USSR, 29-year old Vasily Kolotov of Pervoyralsk, Russia competes in the 90kg weight class at the 1973 USSR Championships in Donetsk.


In Donetsk, Vasily won a silver medal with a 365kg (162.5+202.5) total.


Vasily Kolotov (1944-2001) was one of the most impressive Soviet middle heavyweights in the 1970s. He won a gold medal at the 1970 World Championships in Columbus and two silver medals at the World Championships in Lima (1971) and in Havana (1973). He also became a vice European champion in Szombathely in 1970.


Kolotov was a member of club 500 with his best 552.5kg total in July 1972.


39 Kolotov, Vasily 552.5 1944 URS 89.9 183 160 210 Riga, URS 1972.07.13

On national level, Kolotov was a 3x USSR champion (1969, 1970, 1971), a silver USSR medalist (1973) and a bronze USSR medalist (1974). In 1971, Vasily Kolotov became a middle heavyweight champion of the USSR Spartakiade.


He set 9 world records (2 in snatch, 3 in cj and 4 in total) during his career in sports.



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