Good read Aimee!
Really cool pictures.
I still wish I had been a fit athletic kid. Growing up in Russia and not entering Heavy Athletics kid club (that's how Weightlifting is known) and not playing enough with my dad's kettlebells. Talk about missed opportunities.
Instead opted for cakes and food at my grandmas.
Does anyone have a big picture of Vasiliy Alexeev pressing the barbell in a river?