The Lift Up:History in Color series:
Sergey Poltoratsky focuses on upcoming lift at the 1970 CCCP Championship in Vilnus, Lithuania.
At the time, Poltoratsky was only 23. In Vilnus, he won the silver medal in the 90 kg class with the 507.5kg total (177.5+145+185). It was his first medal on the national level.
Team CCCP had a mighty group of athletes in this class. It was a challenge to get a spot on the team to represent the country on the international arena. Poltoratsky managed to win the World and European title in 1977 and set two world records – in the press and in the cj lifts.