August 9th, 2017

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Cholokyan

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The cover photo from our History In Color series this time features Artavaz Cholokyan, the star of Georgian weightlifting of the 1960s.


Artavaz Cholokyan was a flyweight Olympic weightlifter. He competed for the Dynamo club of Sukhumi. Cholokyan was a world record holder in the press lift and vice champion of the 1963 USSR Championship and of the 1963 Spartakiad of the Soviet Union.


History In Color Series @ Chidlovski Blog Chidlovski.


 


 


 

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Team CCCP Weightlifting in Tsaghkadzor (1978-79)

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One of the group photos of the national weightlifting Team CCCP at the training camp in Tsaghkadzor, Armenia. The estimated time of the photo session is 1978 or 1979.


Left to right: 

Front row:

Vartan Militosyan, Yurik Vardanyan, Kanybek Osmanaliev

2-d row: Veretennikov, Vladimir Andreev, Nikolay Kolesnikov, Sergey Pevzner, S. Gorbachevsky, Talaev,  Gennady Bessonov, N/A, N/A

3-d roe: Igor Nikitin, Alym Achichaev, Adam Saydullaev, Sergey Arakelov, N/A, Vasily Denisov, Robert Oganesyan, A. Yaremenko

4-th row: N/A, N/A, Kudyukov, N/A, N/A, N/A, Naniev -?, Vadim Avzhyan, G. Baldin


History in Color @ Chidlovski Blog Chidlovski

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Vorobyev (1954)

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Cover photo features legendary Soviet athlete and coach Arkady Vorobyev performing the clean-and-jerk lift in the heavy middleweight class at the 1954 World Championship in Vienna, Austria.


By the end of this tournament, Vorobyev won his 2nd World and 3rd European title.


1954 World Championship
Location: Vienna, AUT
Weight Class: Middle Heavyweight  [90 kg]</p>

More Info On 1954 World Championship

RANK ATHLETE RESULTS (KG)
1 Arkady VOROBYEV,  Soviet Union 142.5+142.5+175 = 460
2 David SHEPPARD,  United States 130+142.5+167.5 = 440
3 Clyde EMRICH,  United States 135+127.5+165 = 427.5


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Bronislav Ryzhik

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Bronislav Ryzhik of Zaporozye, Ukraine was one of the best Soviet flyweights of the 1980s.


He was a world record holder, won the USSR Championships in 1983, 1984, 1985,  USSR Summer Spatakiad in 1983, USSR Cup in 1982, 1984, 1986 and many other national medals.


However, he never represented the Soviet Union on top international level and never competed neither at the Olympics not at the World tournaments. The expert speculated that the Soviet authorities didn’t want Bronislav Ryzhik to compete abroad because he was Jewish.


 

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David D. Amiss: Back in Town

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Jockey David D. Amiss was back at the Suffolk Downs for two weekends in July and August for the live racing events.


He had a great season here last year and was the 2016 Champion Jockey of the Suffolk Downs based on his results.


The photos below show David in the last few year at the Suffolk Downs.











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