While preparing for the 1964 Summer Olympic in Tokyo, Team CCCP weightlifting gathered in August 1963 in Poldolsk training camp.
Top row (L-R):
Yevgeny Minaev (60kg, Army, Moscow), Mikhail Aptekar (ref.), Viktor Bushuev (67.5kg, Trud, Gorky), Al0izas Rachkauskas (75kg, Zalgiris, Vilnus) Rudolf Plukfelder (82.5kg, Trud, Shakhty), Leonid Zhabotinsky (102.5+kg, Army, Zaporozhye), Viktor Kaplunov (67.5kg, Army, Khabarovsk), Eduard Brovko (90kg, Spartak, Dnepropetrovsk), Viktor Marzagulov (56kg, Trud, Kuybyshev), M. Kazakov (doctor), Vladimir Belyaev (75kg, Army, Kiev)
Front row (L-R):
Alexey Vakhonin (56kg, Trud, Shakhty), Yevgeny Katsura (60kg, Army, Kazan), Arkady Vorobyev (head coach), Yakov Kutsenko (coach), M. Muromtsev (coach), Viktor Lyakh (90kg, Trud, Rostov), P. Sibiryakov, Alexander Kurynov (75kg, Burevestnik, Kazan)
Two other candidates to the Olympic team, Sergey Lopatin (67.5ks, Army, Moscow) and Yury Vlasov (102.5+kg, Army, Zaporozhye) didn’t participate in the photo session. Digital enhancement of the original photo in Podolsk was done by Arthur Chidlovski for the Lift Up.
But at the moment, all are resting after the national championship and hoping to make the final cut to go to the 1964 Summer Olympics.
WeightClassNameTotal (kg)52FlyweightVladimir SMETANIN, Army Sverdlovsk29556BantamweightAlexey VAKHONIN, Trud Shakhty332.560FeatherweightYevgeny MINAEV, Army Moscow36567.5LightweightVladimir KAPLUNOV, Army Khabarovsk407.575MiddleweightAloizas RACHKAUSKAS, Zhalgiris Vilnus427.582.5Light HeavyweightRudolf PLYUKFELDER, Trud Shakhty46590Middle HeavyweightEduard BROVKO, Spartak Dnepropetrovsk465102.5HeavyweightRobert SHEIERMAN, Army Sverdlovsk475102.5+Super HeavyweightYury VLASOV, Army Moscow542.5
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