December 10th, 2017

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First Attempt of Yurik Vardanyan


On the History in Color photo, legendary Yurik Vardanyan of Armenia is getting ready for his first clean-and-jerk attempt at the 1983 World Championship in the Izmailovo Arena, Moscow, USSR.

1983  European Championship
Location: Moscow,  SOV
Weight Class: Light Heavyweight  [82.5 kg]</p>

More Info On the 1983 European Championship

Rank Athlete Results (kg)
1 Yurik VARDANYAN,  Soviet Union 180 + 212.5 = 392.5
2 Asen ZLATEV,  Bulgaria 180 + 210 = 390
3 Laszlo BARSI,  Hungary 165 + 205 = 370

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Moscow Promises


History in Color: Two promising athletes that competed for Team Moscow in the 1970s.

Yury Kozin (b. 1948, on the right) won the World Championship, the USSR championship and the USSR Spartakiade in 1971. He set 6 world records in his career – 5 in press and 1 in clean-and-jerk.

Vladimir Marchuk (b.1954, left) was the first man in the world to clean-and-jerk 260kg. It happened in December 1982. He also won the USSR title in 1980 and the USSR Cup in 1981- 1982.