Here is a digitally enhanced photo national weightlifting Team CCCP at the training camp in Feodosia.
Top row (left to right):
David Rigert (Shakhty, 90kg), Rudolf Plyukfelder (Shakhty, coach), Pavel Pervushin (Leningrad, 110kg), N/A, Yury Kozin (Moscow, 110kg), Alym Achichaev, Alexey Medvedev (Moscow, head coach), Gennady Ivanchenko (Riga, 82.5kg), Mukharby Kirzhinov (Moscow, 67.5kg), Jaan Talts (Tallinn, 110kg), Valentin Mikhailov (Voroshilovgrad, 79kg), Vasily Kolotov (Pervouralsk, 90kg), Fedor Bodanovsky (Leningrad, coach), Vladimir Anikin (Riga, 56kg), N/A, Vladimir Ryzhenkov (Moscow, 82.5kg), Vladimir Pushkarev (coach, Moscow), Stanislav Batishchev (Donetsk, 110+kg);
Mid row (left to right):
Rafael Belenkov (Minsk, 56kg), N/A, N/A, Stogov (coach), Viktor Kurentsov (Khabarovsk, 75kg);
Front row (left to right):
Dito Shanidze (Tbilisi, 60kg), Petr Korol (Lvov, 67.5kg), Vasily Alexeev (Shakhty, 110+kg);
Special thanks to Mr. Leonid Pavlyuk (Angarsk, Russia) for helping to identify the athletes and coaches on the photo.
Below is a snapshot from the history featuring the results of the 1973 USSR Championship. It was the first national championship in the post Olympic press era.
|52||Flyweight||Valentin ZAUSAEV, Army Moscow||220|
|56||Bantamweight||Rafael BELENKOV, Spartak Minsk||247.5|
|60||Featherweight||Dito SHANIDZE, Gn. Tbilisi||270|
|67.5||Lightweight||Mukharby KIRZHINOV, Army Moscow||300|
|75||Middleweight||Valentin MIKHAILOV, Avangard Voroshilovgrad||327.5|
|82.5||Light Heavyweight||Vladimir RYZHENKOV, Dynamo Moscow||352.5|
|90||Middle Heavyweight||David RIGERT, Trud Shakhty||375|
|110||Heavyweight||Pavel PERVUSHIN, Army Leningrad||387.5|
|110+||Super Heavyweight||Vasily ALEXEEV, Trud Shakhty||407.5|
Note: To view a complete list of the winners in the weight classes above,
please follow the link associated with the weight class.
For a complete list of results please visit the Lift Up: History of Olympic Weightlifting.