April 3rd, 2021

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World Record at the European Championships in Moscow


History in Color:

June 28, 1964, Moscow, Russia, USSR – Olympic champion Yury Vlasov, 28-year old super heavyweight of the Team USSR competes in the 90+kg weight class and wins a European title with a world record in total on the last day of the 1964 European Championships in Moscow.


It was the first time when the European Championships were held in the Soviet Union. 55 athletes of 13 nations competed at the CSKA Weightlifting Hall in Moscow. Yury Vlasov won a gold medal and set a new world record – 190+165+207.5 = 562.5kg in total . In retrospective, it was his 6th and last gold at the Europeans.




The 2021 European Championships tournament is scheduled to be held on April 3-11 2021 in Moscow. Good luck to all contenders!