Boom-Boom-Boom-Boom: V. Klokov Sets Four World Records

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Moscow, October 30, 1983 – Soviet heavyweight Vyacheslav Klokov is having an outstanding performance at the 1983 World Championship in Moscow.

Vyacheslav Klokov (b.1959) won the world title in the 110kg weight class that night at the Izmailovo Weightlifting Arena in Moscow. In his career, Klokov 7 world records and 4 of them were set during the 1983 World Championship.

In his second attempt, Vyacheslav clean-and-jerked world record of 245kg (shown on the photo) and that made him also a world record holder in total with 437.5kg.

A few minutes late, he conquered the 247.5kg clean-and-jerk and 440kg in total.

Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!  Vyacheslav Klokov of Team USSR set 4 world records

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  1. Tony Graves says:

    As a witness/spectator of/to the ’83 Worlds, I remember it well. It was a first rate performance. What must also be remembered are some of the injuries he had to overcome before solidifying his placing on the victory stand. Another International Elite level competitor like Super-heavyweight Pisarenko, that possibly missed out on an Olympic gold medal do to the Soviet-Eastern Bloc boycott of the ’84 Los Angeles Olympic Games.

  2. Tony Graves says:

    It was an impressive world championship. Though the sports “climate” has changed since then, its record breaking 23 world records may never be broken.

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