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Coaches and Athletes: Chuzhin and Kolotov

History in Color:

April 25, 1970, Vilnus, Lithuania, USSR – Vasily Kolotov of Pervouralsk, Russia and his coach Alexander Chuzhin are getting ready for the competition in the 90kg class at the 1970 USSR Championships in Vilnus.

In Vilnus, Kolotov won the national title with a 532.5kg (175+157.5+200) and set two world records 200kg (clean-and-jerk) and 532.5kg (total).

Kolotov’s coach, Alexander Chuzhin  at the time of the tournament was 40. In the past, he was a national level athlete, competed for the Spartak Club in Moscow and won the bronze medal in the 67.5kg class at the 1963 USSR Championships. In the 1970s, he worked with such world class champions as Vasily Kolotov and Vasily Alexeev.

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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