May 29th, 2017

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Two Word Records by Jaan Talts

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History in color:

August 1, 1967 – 23-year old Jaan Talts of Estonia sets two new world records in the 90kg weight class at the 1967 USSR  Spartakiade.


Talts won his first gold medal at the USSR championships and broke two world records that night in Moscow. He cj’d 193.5kg and did the total of 502,5kg.


A year later he became an Olympic champion in Munich.


Party lovers of all countries might mark the new date in their calendars – it’s going to be the 50th anniversary of this double records night in August!


Cheers!