January 1st, 2019

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Rafael Chimishkyan (Georgia, USSR): Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

History in Color:

Olympic weightlifting obviously doesn’t have anything to do with the snow. Right? No so fast…

On the cover photo, Olympic champion of Helsinki (1952), legendary heavyweight Rafael Chimishkyan is performing some body tempering routines in the mountains of Bukuriani, Georgia in the mid 1950s.

Happy New Year 2019 to all!