November 4th, 2017

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Anton Kodzhabashev (Bulgaria)

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June 10, 1978 – 19-year old Bulgarian flyweight Anton Kodzhabashev competes in the snatch program of the European Championship in Havirov, Czechoslovakia.


Kodzhabashev took the 4th place at the tournament with three world records (junior) – 102.5kg snatch, 130kg clean-and -jerk and 232.5kg total.


Bulgarian hopeful junior later had a remarkable career in Olympic weightlifting. He won three world and three European titles (1979, 1981, 1982) and set 4 world records.