Top 6 USSR Middle Heavyweights: Moscow, 1967
History in Color:
August 1, 1967, Moscow, USSR – The 90kg weight class winners of the 1967 USSR Spartakiade and 1967 USSR Championships are receiving their awards at the “Shakhter” (Coal Miner) Weightlifting Hall in Moscow (left to right):
Anatoly Kalenichenko (silver medal, Dynamo Volgograd, 482.5kg), Jaan Talts (gold medal, Jiud Tallinn, 502.5kg), Alexander Kidyaev (bronze medal, Avangard Lugansk, 475kg), Victor Lyakh (4th place, Army Rostov, 470kg), Alexander Kasyanov (5th place, Lokomotiv Leningrad, 467.5kg), Karl Pumpurins (6th place, Dynamo Riga, 465kg)
It was the first USSR title won by Jaan Talts of Estonia. That night, 23-year old Estonian lifter set 3 world records and became the first middle heavyweight athlete in the world in the prestigious 500 Club.