May 18th, 2017

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History in Color:

18-year old Yury Zakharevich competes at his first national championship.

The original photo was taken during the 1981 USSR Championship in Novosibirsk, Russia. Zakharevich competed in the 90kg class and took the second place behind legendary Yurik Vardanyan.

Rank Athlete Results (kg)
1 Yurik  VARDANYAN, Army  Leninakan 402.5 = 182.5+220
2 Yury  ZAKHAREVICH, FIS  Dimitrovgrad 400 = 180+220
3 Gennady  BESSONOV, Dynamo  Shakhty 385 = 172.5+212.5