chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Remembering Yurik Vardanyan: The Night of 5 World Records

History in Color:

July 30, 1979, Leningrad, Russia – Legend Yurik Vardanyan of Team USSR and Leninakan (Gyumri), Armenia celebrates winning the tournament and setting 5 world records in the 82.5kg class at the 1979 USSR Spartakiade and Championships in Leningrad.

Yurik won the tournament with the total of 390kg (175.5+215). He set 5 world records on his way:

  1. Snatch 175.5kg

  2. Clean and Jerk 213kg

  3. Clean and Jerk 215kg

  4. Total 387.5kg

  5. Total 390kg

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