One of the oldest Olympic sports, weightlifting is pretty ritualistic.
Memories of the great lifts consists of these rituals and routine moves of huge significance.
Here goes the strongest man on the planet Earth, Vasily Alexeev.
The entourage of support characters follows.
Coaches. Assistants. Massage experts.
Big letters C.C.C.P. on training suits.
We know now that it was a successful lift. We didn’t know at that time.
Great moments. Great lifts. Great memories.
Everything about great Soviet lifters here.
Watch and remember.