chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Valentin Khristov (Bulgaria): Montreal (1976)

History in Color:

July 27, 1976, Montreal, Canada – 20-year old super star of Bulgarian weightlifting, Valentin Khristov goes for 225kg in his 2nd clean-and-jerk attempt in the 110kg weight class at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal.

As it was expected, everybody’ s pic for the gold in the heavyweight class, Valentin Khristov finished the Olympic tournament with a 15kg advance in total over the 2nd place athlete. His total was 400kg (175+ 225).

However, he failed the drug test after the competitions and the title of the Olympic champion was awarded to Yury Zaytsev of the USSR.

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