September 28th, 2018

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Team USSR: Training Camp in Feodosia (1977)


History in Color:


Team USSR Weightlifting (Head coach Igor Kudyukov, August 19, 1977) in the training in Feodosia (left to right):


Front row:


Sultan Rakhmanov (110+kg, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine), Aslanbek Yenaldiev (110+kg, Ordzhonikidze, Russsia), Akop Faradzhan (coach), Vartan Militosyan (75kg, Leninakan, Armenia)


Middle row:


x1, x2, Vladimir Golovko (60kg, Novosibirsk, Russia),Nikolay Kolesnikov (60kg, Bugulma, Russia), Valentin Polonsky (52kg, Moscow, Russia), Alexander Senshin (52kg, Voroshilovgrad, Ukraine), Kanybek Osmonaliev (52kg, Frunze, Kirgizia)


Top row:


x3 (coach), Gennady Bessonov (82.5kg, Shakhty, Russia), Alexey Kozlov (100kg, Kholmogory, Russia), Sergey Poltoratsky (90kg, Kiev, Ukraine), x4, Gennady Baldin (massage therapy), Sergey Pevzner (67.5kg, Rostov, Russia), x5, Yu. Vardanyan (75kg, Leninakan, Armenia), Viktor Shuba (67.5kg, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine), A.Serdyukov, Adam Saydullaev (90kg, Grozny, Russia), Semyon Itkin (coach), x6, x7, Igor Kudyukov (Team USSR head coach)


 


 

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Sergey Arakelov (USSR): Havirov, 1978


History in Color:

June 16, 1978, Havirov, Czechoslovakia –  21-year old sub heavyweight Sergey Arakelov of Krasnodar, Russia makes his debut appearance on elite level for Team USSR in the 100kg at the 1978 European Championships in Havirov. Arakelov won a gold European medal with a 387.5kg (177.5+210) total and a world record in snatch (178kg).