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Yury Vlasov (USSR, Russia): "Veni, vidi, vici" (Stockholm, 1963)

Veni, vidi vici

Julius Caesar, around 47 BC

History in Color:

September 9, 1963, Stockholm, Sweden – Legendary Soviet heavyweight Yury Vlasov and his coach Suren Bogdasarov inspect the competition platform upon arrival to the 1963 World Championships in Stockholm.

The “Veni, vidi, vici” phrase in Latin was said by Julius Caesar after he achieved a quick victory at the Battle of Zela around 47 BC. It means “I came. I saw. I conquered.”

At the 1963 World Championship in Stockholm,  Olympic champion and the strongest man in the world at the time Yury Vlasov won his 4th world title with the 557.5kg (187.5+160+210) total. He set 3 word records  – in the clean-and-jerk (212.5kg) and two records in total.

Veni, vidi, vici…

1963 World Championship
Location: Stockholm, SWE
Weight Class: Super Heavyweight  [90+ kg]More Info On 1963 World Championship</p>
Rank Athlete Results (kg)
1 Yury VLASOV,  Soviet Union 187.5+160+210 = 557.5
2 Norbert SCHEMANSKY,  United States 180+160+197.5 = 537.5
3 Leonid ZHABOTINSKY,  Soviet Union 170+157.5+200 = 527.5

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