chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

1970 Homecoming of the Champions: Back in the USSR 50 Years Ago

History in Color:

Moscow, Russia, USSR, September 1970 – Team USSR weightlifting just returned home after competing at the 1970 World Championships in Columbus, Ohio, USA and is now displaying their trophies in front of the plane that just landed in the airport.

On the cover photo five Soviet athletes who won gold medals in Columbus (left to right):

Viktor Kurentsov (75kg, middleweight, Khabarovsk, Russia), Vasily Kolotov (90kg, mid heavyweight, Pervouralsk, Russia), Jaan Talts (110kg, heavyweight, Tallinn, Estonia), Vasily Alexeev (110+kg, super heavyweight, Shakhty, Russia), Gennady Ivanchenko (82.5kg, light heavyweight, Riga, Latvia)



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

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