David Rigert: Preparing For a Heavy Lift in Zaporozhye, 1974
History in Color:
December 14, 1974, Zaporozhye, Ukraine, USSR – Legendary Soviet middle heavyweight David Rigert of Shakhty, Russia competes in the 90kg weight class at the 1974 USSR Cup and wins gold medals of the 1974 USSR Championships in both snatch and clean-and-jerk held at the Yunost Sports Palace in Zaporozhye.
By all means, it was his night. Besides winning all gold medals, David Rigert also set two world records – 178kg (snatch) and 392.5kg (total)