History in Color:
A group shot of Team CCCP Weightlifting during their stay in the USA at the 1978 World Championhip.
The original photo by Bruce Klemens (USA)
Front row (l to r)):
D.Rigert (100kg, gold), Y. Zaytsev (110kg, gold), K. Osmanaliev (52kg, gold), Y. Vardanyan (82.5kg, gold);
Back row (l to r):
A. Medvedev, R. Plyukfelder, N. Parkhomenko (USSR Weightlifting Federation, President), I. Nikitin, translator, V. Militosyan (75kg, silver), translator, S. Arakelov (100kg, silver) , S. Poltoratsky, I. Kudyukov (heas coach), V. Alexeev, L. Zhabotinsky, G. Karapetyan (EWF, Vice President), N. Kolesnikov (60kg, gold), S.Rakhmanov (+110kg, silver), G.Bessonov (90kg, silver), n/a, Y.Sandalov