chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Weightlifting Poster Athlete

Ivanchenko (1970)

Gennady Ivanchenko is getting ready for lifting at the 1970 World Championship in Columbus, OH.

Ivanchenko was in his prime. He won the World title in Columbus and literally stole the show. Many North American fans turned into Olympic weightlifters while looking at Gennady on the competition platform in Ohio.

Perhaps, it is a perfect look of Olympic weightlifter and pure inspiration for the sport.

On a personal note, one could only wonder how the scoreboard would have looked if Ivanchenko had lifted at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.




  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.