The obverse of the coin in the upper part of the disc - the coat of arms of the USSR of the sample of 1956: the hammer and sickle on a globe, beneath the rising sun, at the top a five-pointed star; the sides of the ears of corn, tied with fifteen turns of the tape, the lower stage is much wider, symbolizes the RSFSR (the rest of the coils - the other republics). Under the arms the full width of the coin there is an inscription "СССР" below is the value: a large stylized number "1" under which a semicircle along the edge to the floor "РУБЛЬ" even the small numbers below the year of issue "1991".
The reverse of the coin in the foreground is the lifter standing with a barbell on the chest, on the left placed a little picture of the Cathedral Sagrada Familia in Barcelona - the famous creation of Gaudi's. In the background in the right part of the coin field is the image of the Greek athlete squatting with heavy stones (similar to weightlifting), made according to the pattern on an antique vase, beneath it is the Greek national ornament. The bottom semi-circle along the rim the inscription: "БАРСЕЛОНА 1992" also on the left semi-circle: "XXV ОЛИМПИАДА"
The obverse and reverse of the coin features the speaker on the circumference of the piping.
Date of issue: December 12, 1991, refers to a series of 6 coins with the image of summer sports.
The Artist: A.V. Baklanov.
Sculptor: N.And. Noses.
The coin was issued only in the collection performance Proof-like edition of 250 thousands pieces.
XXV summer Olympic games 1992 took place from 25 July to 9 August in the Spanish city of Barcelona. The competition was attended by 169 countries, including the United team of athletes from the former Soviet Union (the Russian team had not yet formed). The USSR was traditionally occupied by the number of awards and the overall first place, and the host country Spain - the sixth. The competitions in 32 sports.
Weightlifting is a compulsory sport at the summer Olympics since 1896. Competitions are held separately for men and women, and also separately for different weight categories of the athletes. There are two options: the getting up of barbell in the snatch and jerk (the second weight is slightly higher). Athletes and their coaches choose a weight that is going to raise. There are several attempts for each option, the average result is recorded.