September 18th, 2018

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Vladimir Kononov: Happy Birthday and Happy 40th Anniversary of the Big World Records


Happy 40th Anniversary of the world record and Happy Birthday to Vladimir Kononov!


History in Color:

September 17, 1978, Dubna, Russia– Soviet sub heavyweight Vladimir Kononov of Samara (Kuybyshev), Russia sets two world records (225kg clean-and-jerk and 397.5kg in total) in the 100kg weight class during the Russia vs. Poland weightlifting match in Dubna.


The next day, the new world record holder Vladimir Kononov celebrated his 27th birthday!

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Tudor Fedor Kassapu (USSR, Moldova)


Today, Tudor Kassapu celebrates his 55th birthday. Happy Birthday, champ!


History in Color:

July 5, 1989, Frunze, Kirgizia– Middleweight Fedor Kassapu of Moldavia wins the 75kg weight class with a  350kg (152.5+197.5) total at the 1989 USSR Championships in Frunze.


Fedor Kassapu (b. 1963) is an Olympic champion of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona.


Kassapu was an outstanding middleweight athlete of the late 1980s to early 1990s. He is a World champion (1990), 3x USSR champion (1988, 1989, 1990), winner of the 1987 USSR Cup and USSR champion in the clean-and-jerk.


His personal best was 365kg (160+205) total that he reached in the 75kg class at the 1990 USSR Championships in Lipetsk, Russia.


 

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David Rigert (USSR): Donetsk, 1973


History in Color:

April 28, 1973, Donetsk, Ukraine – Legendary Soviet mid heavyweight David Rigertof Shakhty, Russia competes in the 90kg class at the 1973 USSR Championships in Donetsk.


In Donetsk, 26-year old Rigert won his 2nd USSR title with a 165+210 = 375kg total. Vasily Kolotov of Pervouralsk, Russia and Sergey Poltoratsky of Kiev, Ukraine won silver and bronze medals respectively.




Championships of the USSR (1918-1991)


Championships of the USSR (1918-1991)1973 Championship of the USSR
Location: Donetsk Ukraine
Weight Class: Middle Heavyweight  [90 kg]More Info On the 1973 Championship of the USSR</p>
Rank Athlete Results (kg)
1 David  RIGERT, Trud  Shakhty 375 = 165+210
2 Vasily  KOLOTOV, Trud  Pervouralsk 365 = 162.5+202.5
3 Sergey  POLTORATSKY, Army  Kiev 352.5 = 152.5+200
4 Yevgeny  PENKOVSKY, 352.5 = 150+202.5
5 Gennady  KHVAN, 352.5 = 157.5+195
6 Boris  SELITSKY, 345 = 150+195
7 Alexander  KIDYAEV, 345 = 152.5+192.5
8 Stanislav  TEREKHOV, 340 = 145+195
9 Bronis  MACHERNIS, 335 = 150+185
10 Alexander  LESHOV, 330 = 145+185
11 Dmitry  YURAGO, 330 = 145+185
12 Alexander  ORLOV, 320 = 140+180
13 Ruslan  TARKIL,
14 Anany  LARIONOV,
15 Vladimir  PAKHOMOV,


Note: The results above include the following results (kg)

TOTAL = SNATCH + CLEAN-AND-JERK