chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Theater of One Athlete


David Rigert, legendary Soviet Olympic weightlifter, is getting ready to snatch 167.5kg at the 1975 World Championship in Moscow.

This was a trademark prep pose of Rigert on the platform. In a few seconds, he will approach the bar and begin to pull the weight.

Impressive theatrics of an impressive athlete.

In his recent interviews, Rigert remembered how he loved the theater side of performance at the competitions.

What can I say? We loved it too!


Tags: history in color, lift up, moscow, photography, ussr, weightlifting

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