chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Vladimir Kononov: Happy Birthday and Happy 40th Anniversary of the Big World Records

Happy 40th Anniversary of the world record and Happy Birthday to Vladimir Kononov!

History in Color:

September 17, 1978, Dubna, Russia– Soviet sub heavyweight Vladimir Kononov of Samara (Kuybyshev), Russia sets two world records (225kg clean-and-jerk and 397.5kg in total) in the 100kg weight class during the Russia vs. Poland weightlifting match in Dubna.

The next day, the new world record holder Vladimir Kononov celebrated his 27th birthday!

Tags: history in color, lift up, olympics, photography, ussr, weightlifting, yesterday's hero

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