June 21st, 2019

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David Rigert (Russia, USSR): World Record in Ryazan, 1977

History in Color:

December 17, 1977, Ryazan, Russia – Olympic champion David Rigert of Shakhty, Russia competes in the 100kg weight class and snatches the world record (176.5kg) at the 1977 USSR Cup in Ryazan.

Rigert set this world record in the additional 4th attempt. Overall, at the 1977 USSR Cup, he won a bronze medal in the snatch with 170kg and then bombed out at 215kg in the clean-and jerk.

Igor Nikitin of Khabarovsk, Russia won the 1977 USSR Cup in the sub heavyweight class.