chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,


History in Color:

July 23, 1977, Stuttgart, Germany – 26-year old Rolf Milser of West Germany wins a silver medal in the 90kg weight class at the 1977 World Championships in Stuttgart.

Rolf Milser (b. 1951) was the most successful and impressive West German weightlifter of the 20th century.

He represented his country at 3 Summer Olympics (1972, 1976, 1984). He had to miss the 1980 Olympicsdue to the boycott of Moscow Olympics.

Rolf Milser won a gold Olympic medal in the 100kg weight class in Los Angeles. He is also a 2x World Champion (1978, 1984), European Champion (1979) and an author of 2 world records (both in the clean-and-jerk).

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