chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Ray Rigby (Australia)

History in Color:

Edinburgh, Scotland – Legendary Australian super heavyweight Ray Rigby wins the 110+kg class at the 1970  Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh.

Both Ray Rigby and Terrence Perdue of Wales finished the tournament with a 500kg total. Rigby won a gold medal as being lighter than his his opponent.

Australian Olympian Ray Rigby (1949-1998) was the first Australian to join the 500 Club. His personal best total was 522.5kg (1970).

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