Here is Alexander Varbanov’s Clean & Jerk world record. 215.5 kg lifted on May 12, 1987 in Seoul in the 75 kg category. Will it ever be broken? It may take a while, but I think it will. Especially when you read statements of Lu Xiaojun’s coach that Lu “has reached 180 kg in snatch, clean and […]
Ivan Chakarov Snatch 1988
Continuing in the series of Bulgarian 1988 clips here is Ivan Chakarov with a big snatch. Guess the weight in the comments. I say it’s 3 reds + 5ks for 180kg (at 20 years old, 85 kg bodyweight). Thanks to Roberto for sending these in.
Don’t Sit Behind Antonio Krastev! Huge Clean & Jerk Attempt
Antonio Krastev got spat out on this one. More 1988 Bulgarian training videos here. Thanks to Roberto for submiting these.
Stefan Botev Huge Clean
Another clip from the 1988 Bulgarians Training Hall DVD. Stefan Botev (110kg lifter at the time) with what looks like 5 reds? + collars on each side. That would make it a 275kg Clean. Post your weight guesses in the comments. Update: Matt in the comments said: He [Abadjiev] said he never let Botev do more than […]
Asen Zlatev 230kg Clean & Jerk
Here is a video of Asen Zlatev, 1980 Moscow Olympics Gold medalist in the 75kg. He later competed in the 82.5 kg. Career bests: 183kg Snatch @82.5kg 1986 in Melbourne 225kg (WR) Clean & Jerk @82.5kg in 1986 World Championshipe in Sofia The following clip is from the 1988 Bulgarian Weightlifting Training Hall. 230kg Clean & Jerk Update: […]
Stefan Topurov First Triple Bodyweight Clean & Jerk
Why didn’t I post this before? And whats’s more, why didn’t anybody of you submit this? Stefan Topurov’s 180kg Clean & Jerk at 60kg bodyweight (1983).
Zlatan Vanev 217.5kg Clean & Jerk
Here, once again, is Zlatan Vanev’s 217.5kg Clean & Jerk from the 2002 World Weightlifting Championships 85kg. Have a nice Sunday everyone.
Yanko Rusev 195kg Clean & Jerk World Record
Here is Yanko Rusev (67.5 kg) with his 195kg Clean & Jerk world record from the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
Blagoy Blagoev 195 kg Snatch World Record @ 90kg
Just saw this for the first time… Blagoy Blagoev (what an epic name btw) with a 195 kg Snatch World Record + 222.5 Kg Clean and Jerk @ 90kg at the 1982 world cup in Sweden.