Rookie Featherweight Yanko Rusev (Bulgaria)
History in Color:
September 19, 1977, Stuttgart, Germany – 19-year old rookie featherweight Yanko Rusev of Team Bulgaria clean-and-jerks a world record 165kg in the 4th attempt after winning a silver medal in the 60kg class at the 1977 World Championships in Stuttgart.
This was the first WR for Yanko Rusev. 24 more to come later in his career.