September 23, 1975, Moscow, Russia – Vasily Alexeev of Shakhty, Russia just won the World title in the super heavyweight at the 1975 World Championships in Moscow. One of his opponents, the best snatcher in the world, Khristo Plachkov of Asenovgrad, Bulgaria won a bronze medal.
Alexeev just set world records in clean-and-jerk (245.5 kg) and total (427.5kg).
Plachkov won the snatch lifting with a world record (195kg). He failed on the 200kg this time.
In some way, the cover History in Color photo does depict the royal handshake – between the King of Jerk and the King of Snatch.