Remembering Yurik Vardanyan: The Night of 5 World Records
July 30, 1979, Leningrad, Russia – Legendary Yurik Vardanyan of Team USSR and Leninakan (Gyumri), Armenia celebrates winning the tournament and setting 5 world records in the 82.5kg class at the 1979 USSR Spartakiade and Championships in Leningrad.
Yurik won the tournament with the total of 390kg (175.5+215). He set 5 world records on his way:
- Snatch 175.5kg
- Clean and Jerk 213kg
- Clean and Jerk 215kg
- Total 387.5kg
- Total 390kg