chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Petr Korol (USSR, Ukraine) Sets a New World Record in Sofia

History in Color:

June 22, 1971, Sofia, Bulgaria – 30-year old lightweight Peter Korol of Lvov, Ukraine sets a new world record in clean-and-jerk (173.5kg) at the 1971 European Championships in Sofia.

Five years later, Petr Korol became an Olympic champion with a 305kg (135+170) total in the 67.5kg weight class at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.

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