Continuing the Lift Up: History in Color series, the cover photo shows Team CCCP Weightlifting being interviewed by famous Soviet media personalities before the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
Front row (left to right):
V. Kaplunov (67.5kg), L. Zhabotinsky (90+kg), D. Ivanov (The Soviet Sports Daily), R. Plyukfelder (82.5кg), А. Vorobyev (head coach), Y. Vlasov (90+кg), Reporter (?), V. Golovanov, 90кg);
Back row (left to right):
Massage Therapist (?), V. Kurentsov (75кg), S. Bogdasarov (coach), N. Ozerov (TV broadcaster), A. Vakhonin (56kg), A. Medvedev (coach)
In a few weeks, four of these athletes will become Olympic champions (see below) But at the moment, it’s not known. No need for a special “Smile” call. All participants seems to be in a good and happy mood. They are going to Tokyo to compete!
Note: To view a complete list of the winners in the weight classes above,
please follow the link associated with the weight class.