The weightlifting part of the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome was about to begin.
Soviet lifters were conducting their open training session and fellow athletes from Team USA stopped by to say hello.
In a few days, Arkady Vorobyev won the gold medal in the 90kg class. It was his second gold medal and the third medal at the Olympics. Yury Vlasov won his gold medal in the 90+kg class in Rome.
Next year, at the 1961 World Championship in Vienna, Richard Zirk finished second after Vlasov.
Who knows, maybe the advice given to Zirk by Vlasov at the training session in hot Rome in September 1960 somehow helped Zirk to reach the elite level of international weightlifting.
The cover photo was enhanced by the Lift Up project about the history of Olympic weighlifting.
Hope you like it!
|56||Bantamweight||Charles VINCI, United States||105EOR+107.5EWR+132.5 = 345EWR|
|60||Featherweight||Eugene MINAEV, Soviet Union||120EWR+110OR+142.5OR = 372.5EWR|
|67.5||Lightweight||Viktor BUSHUEV, Soviet Union||125EOR+122.5OR+150 = 397.5WR|
|75||Middleweight||Alexander KURYNOV, Soviet Union||135+132.5OR+170WR = 437.5WR|
|82.5||Light Heavyweight||Ireneusz PALINSKI, Poland||130+132.5EOR+180WR = 442.5|
|90||Middle Heavyweight||Arkady VOROBYEV, Soviet Union||152.5+142.5OR+177.5EOR = 472.5WR|
|90+||Super Heavyweight||Yury VLASOV, Soviet Union||180OR+155OR+202.5WR = 537.5WR|
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please follow the link associated with the weight class.
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