These photos were donated by Bill Mckeon. Some were taken by him at the 1978 world championships in Gettysburg, PA. Here's hoping he can help us add to this great collection in the future. Thanks, Bill.
|From Bill's souvenir program for the 1978 World Championships in Gettysburg. The sequence was photographed by Bruce Klemens at the 75 Worlds in Moscow.|
|"His deltoids measured about ten inches from back to front and his chest stood out maybe a foot past that. Standing next to him I thought this man could hurt me," Bill says.|
|The weight goes aloft in his only successful exercise of the day, the snatch.|
|The beginning of the end for the Russian Bear. Alexeyev is seen here at the lowest point of the clean during his first attempt in the C&J with 240 kg (529 lbs).|
|Before he could lock the weight in overhead he sustained a career ending injury to his right hip.|
|Backstage, while being attended to by medical staff, he is comforted by American friend and rival Bruce Wilhelm.||