chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

The 3rd Attempt of Batishchev


On the History in Color photo, Soviet super heavyweight Stanislav Batishchev is going for his 3rd attempt in the snatch lift (170kg).

Stanislav Batishchev (1940-2011) of Donetsk, Ukraine was a very strong athlete with a long career in Olympic weightlifting. He was a 4x European vice-champion, 3-x bronze medalist of World championships and 8-x vice champion if the USSR national championships.

Historically, Batishchev happened to be a forever back-up of two legendary Soviet supers – Leonid Zhabotinsky and Vasily Alexeev. He never really broke this spell with one exception – when he won the 1967 Little Olympics in Mexico.


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

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