January 7th, 2019

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Vasily Alexeev: Seven World Records in One Night (Moscow, 1971)


January 7, 2019 – Legendary Vasily Alexeev (1942-2011) would have been 77 today. Happy Birthday to the Legend!


History in Color:


July 24, 1971, Moscow, Russia – 29-year old Soviet super heavyweight Vasily Alexeev of Shakhty, Russia is on his way to set new amazing world records in the 110+lg class at the 1971 USSR Spartakiade and 1971 USSR Championships in Moscow.


Vasily Alexeev won the tournament with a 640kg total (225+180+235) and set 7 world records:



  1. Snatch 180kg

  2. Press 225.5kg

  3. Clean and Jerk 233kg

  4. Clean and Jerk 235kg

  5. Total 632.5kg

  6. Total 637.5kg

  7. Total 640kg