chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Snatch Lifting By the King of Jerk


On the new History in Color cover, Vasily Alexeev is performing a snatch lift in the 1970s.

Vasily Alexeev was the king of the clean-and-jerk lifts. His competition best jerk of 256kg was set over 40 years ago and still is impressive. Needless to say, nobody really knew how much Vasily could have cj’d in his prime. He trained alone and added 0.5kg to the world records without really pushing it to his own limits.

In his career, Alexeev set 80 world records. 32 of them were in the clean-and-jerk, 17 in the press lift, 27 in total and 4 in the snatch.

Here is complete list of snatch world records set by Vasily Alexeev:

  • 177kg (Shakhty, 12/4/1970)

  • 177.5 (Paris, 2/14/1971)

  • 180kg (Moscow, 7/24/1971)

  • 187.5 (Verona, 6/6/1974)


Tags: history in color, lift up, olympics, photography, ussr, weightlifting

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