chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,
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They Were the First Ones

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History in Color:

7x USSR Champion Mitrofan Kosarev (1911-2005) and 11x USSR Champion  Nikolay Shatov.


They were the great pioneers of the Soviet Olympic weightlifting in the 1930s and 1940s.


The original b/w photo was given to the Lift Up project by Sergey Kosarev, the son of Mitrofan Kosarev. His father never lost a national tournament back in the days and Sergey himself is an outstanding personality in the Iron Game world.

Tags: history in color, lift up, olympics, photography, russia, ussr, weightlifting
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