chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Yurik Vardanyan (USSR, Armenia) at the 1979 USSR Spartakiade

History in Color:

July 30, 1979, Leningrad, Russia – Legendary light heavyweight Yurik Vardanyan of Leninakan (Gyumri), Armenia competes in the clean-and-jerk 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) and 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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