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Olympic Press by Alexander Kidyaev

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History in Color: A. Kidyaev


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The History in Color cover photo showcases Alexander Kidyaev of Lugansk performing the press lift at the 1967 USSR Spartakiad.


Alexander Kidyaev (b. 1942) was a vice World champion (1965), European Champion (1965), USSR champion (1965, 1969), USSR Cup winner (1970, 1972) and national champion in the press (1970), snatch (1972) and clean-and-jerk (1970, 1972) lifts.


He competed in the light heavyweight and middle heavyweight classes.


On October 17, 1968, Kidyaev set the world record in the press lift (176 kg).