David Rigert: Signature Appearance Before Setting a World Record (1974)
History in Color:
December 14, 1974, Zaporozhye, Ukraine, USSR – Legendary Soviet middle heavyweight David Rigert of Shakhty, Russia wins the 1974 USSR Cup in the 90kg weight class and gold medals of the 1974 USSR Championships (both snatch and clean-and-jerk) held in the Yunost Sports Palace in Zaporozhye.
By all means, it was his night. In addition to winning all gold medals, David Rigert also set two world records – 178kg (snatch) and 392.5kg (total).