chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

David Rigert: Two World Records in Rostov

History in Color:

March13, 1971, Rostov, Russia – Soviet middle heavyweight David Rigert of Shakhty, Russia sets two world records in the 90+kg class at the 1971 Friendship Cup in Rostov-on-Don.

At the tournament, 23-year old Rigert managed to set world records in clean-and-jerk (203kg) and in total (542.5kg). Those were the 2nd and 3rd world records in his career. Overall, David Rigert mastered 65 world records in his career.

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