chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Stefan Topurov Opens a New Weightlifting Era


History in Color:

October 24, 1983, Moscow, Russia – 19-year old Bulgarian feather weight Stefan Topurov clean-and-jerks new world record (180kg) at the 1983 World Championships and becomes the first man in the world to lift 3 bodyweights.

At the 1983 Worlds Topurov lost the gold to Yurik Sarlisyan by the bodyweight. Later on Stefan will win the World title (1987), European titles (1984, 1987), become Olympic vice-champion (1988) and many other weightlifting medals and awards.

However, at the historic moment on the cover photo, Stefan Topurov is a founder of the new weightlifting merit club – Triple Bodyweight Lifting Club!

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