October 1968, Mexico City, Mexico – Swedish Olympian and one of the top contenders in the 90kg weightlifting competition, Bo Valdemar Johansson has arrived to the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.
The second Olympic Team Bulgaria assembled by legendary coach Ivan Abadzhiev is ready to go to the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada (left to right):
Georgi Todorov (60kg), Blagoy Blagoev (82.5kg), Trendafil Stoychev (82.5kg), Krastyu Semerdzhiev (110lg), Valentin Khristov (110kg)
One of the best super heavyweights in the world in the early 1980s, Vladimir Marchuk of Moscow, Russia is about to begin his snatch lift. His coach Mikhail Akpyants is watching his athlete from the entrance to the stage in the Izmaylovo Weightlifting Arena in Moscow,
Marchuk was the first athlete to clean-and-jerk 260kg.