January 27th, 2017

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Here Goes the New World Record In Paris!

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Paris, France (February 14, 1971) – Vasily Alexeev just lifted 230kg (cj) and set another world record at the Memorial Jean Dame. This is his third world record of the day. Before, he lifted 177kg in the snatch and 222.5kg in the press lift.



In the back, one can see Alexey Mevdedev, Team CCCP head coach, and fellow lifters Gennady Ivanchenko (82.5kg), Vasily Kolotov (90kg) and Jaan Talts (110kg).


All of them shared their own world records at the tournament. Ivanchenko snatched 153kg. Kolotov lifted 540kg. Jaan Talts pressed 203kg in the heavyweight.


They all came to support and cheer for Big Vasily.


 

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Ryzhenkov

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On this photo exclusively enhanced for the Lift Up project, Vladimir Ryzhenkov of Team CCCP is competing in the 82,5 class at the 1974 World Champioship in Manila.


He is going for the world record in the snatch lift in his 4th attempt.


Vladimir Ryzhenkov (1948-2011) was one of the most promising and bright light heavyweight class Olympc lifters of the first half of the 1970. He was strong, fast and fearless on the competition platform. He lifted for Dynamo Moscow and managed to win the 1973 and 1974 national championshis and 1973 USSR Cup in individual lifts and total. On the international arena, he won the European Championships in 1973 and 1974 and the 1973 World Championship.




Within these two years he broke 12 world recorda – 6 in snatch, 3 in cj and 3 in total.




The cover photo shows his attempt to set his 13th world record. In a few seconds, he will receive a career ending elbow injury. He will never lift again.

He is only 26 at the moment in Manila.Save

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Lift Up: Olympic Weightlifting History In Color

The following gallery features photographs that we enhanced to illustrate the history of Olympic weightlifting for the Lift Up project. The original black and white photos of various quality were re-touched to showcase legendary athletes, teams and events.


In other words, it is Weightlifting History in Color.






Viktor Bushuev


Viktor Bushuev


Rome in 1960


Rome in 1960


Trofim Lomakin


Trofim Lomakin


The Back


The Back


Vladimir Ryzhenkov


Vladimir Ryzhenkov



Team CCCP 1979


Team CCCP 1979


Yevgeny Sypko


Yevgeny Sypko


Norb Schemansky


Norb Schemansky


Stronest Filmmaker in the World


Stronest Filmmaker in the World


Gennady Ivanchenko


Gennady Ivanchenko



Team CCCP 1980


Team CCCP 1980


World Record in Paris


World Record in Paris


Split Style


Split Style


Team CCCP 1968


Team CCCP 1968


Team USA 1958


Team USA 1958



Faces and Numbers


Faces and Numbers


Team CCCP 1963


Team CCCP 1963


Team CCCP 1937


Team CCCP 1937


Two Generations


Two Generations


Team CCCP 1976


Team CCCP 1976



Parade of Champions in 1962


Parade of Champions in 1962


Pioneers of Weightlifting


Pioneers of Weightlifting


Novak


Novak


Team CCCP 1973


Team CCCP 1973


Team CCCP 1946


Team CCCP 1946



Berger


Berger


Training Hall


Training Hall


Rigert


Rigert


Teamsters


Teamsters


Sergey Ayrapetov


Sergey Ayrapetov



Ivan Udodov


Ivan Udodov


Rakhmanov and Prilepun


Rakhmanov and Prilepun


Batishchev


Batishchev


Medvedev


Medvedev


Marchuk


Marchuk



Team CCCP 1953


Team CCCP 1953


Dnepropetrovsk 1982


Dnepropetrovsk 1982


Dynnikov


Dynnikov


At the Baltic Cup 1974


At the Baltic Cup 1974