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 3x 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 – 3x Bodyweight Lifting Club!