An old photograph from 1982
February 28, 2015 Leave a comment
The photograph was made in 1982 at the Sheremetyevo International airport in Moscow upon the Soviet team’s arrival from Ecuador. In that year we won the world championships – held in the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil – for the second time in history.
In another post (Cold War Foe – Good Time Keeper) I have written how – from our perspective – the events unfolded there. As described in the article, the final game’s scenario between Hungary and the USSR happened to be very dramatic. At the time of writing those memories, I did not have the photo and was happy to recall the whole event again recently, in particular the gold medal match.
During the 2014 European championships in Budapest, I had several happy encounters with some members of the 1982 Hungarian team. Among them was legendary Tamas Farago. Here is the photograph taken 32 years after the Guayaquil WC.