On Monday (29 September) -- in the Philippines' capital, Manila - Vasili Alexeev of the Soviet Union broke the World record in the Super-Heavyweight Jerk event by lifting 241.5 kilos (528 pounds).
GV Indicator board
SV Kailajarvi (Finland) attempts lift and failing
SV Awizen (Poland) attempts lift and fails
SV Burns (U.K.) also failing
GV Lee James Jnr. (USA) also failing
SV Super Heavyweights parade
GV PAN FROM Indicator board TO Heuser (GDR) lifting 217.5 kilos for third position
CU Indicator board PAN TO GV Reding (Belgium) lifting 220 kilos for second place
GV PAN FROM Indicator board TO Alexeev (USSR) lifting 241.5 kilos for new world record and first place
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Background: On Monday (29 September) -- in the Philippines' capital, Manila - Vasili Alexeev of the Soviet Union broke the World record in the Super-Heavyweight Jerk event by lifting 241.5 kilos (528 pounds).
During the nine days of weightlifitng four other world records were broken. Alexeev's compatriot, Middle-Heavyweight David Rigert broke his own world record for the Jerk and total Lift. In the Jerk he hoisted 215 kilos (473 pounds) and in the Total Lift, 387.5 kilos (582.5 pounds).
Bulgarian Featherweight Georgi Todorov broke his own world record for the Total Lift by hoisting 280 kilos (616 pounds). Takeshi Horikoshi of Japan broke the Flyweight world record in the Snatch when he lifted 106.5 kilos (234.3 pounds).
Bulgaria was the overall Team Champion in this year's Weightlifting, with 78 points. The Soviet Union came second with 74, Poland third (50), and Japan fourth (42).
SYNOPSIS: This year the twenty-eighth World Weighlifting Championships were held in Manila, capital of the Philippines. This is Kailajarvi of Finland attempting of lift a-hundred-and-ninety-five kilos in the Middle-Heavyweight Jerk category. But it's not his day. Awizen of Poland fails in this class too.
Burns of the United Kingdom tries hard in the Heavyweight Snatch, but without success. In the Light Heavyweight Snatch Lee James Junior of the United States also failed on his first effort.
This is the parade of the Super-Heavyweights -- the giants of the weighlifting scene -- with the world's strongest man, Vasili Alexeev of the Soviet Union among them.
Forty countries sent the cream of their weighlifting talent to Manila this year and undoubtedly the biggest trills of the competition came in the Super-heavyweight Class. Heuser of the German Democratic Republic makes a superb hoist to take third place in the jerk, lifting two-hundred-and-seventeen point-five kilos.
Bulgaria was overall winner of the Championships, with seventy-eight points. The Soviet Union came second with seventy four points and Poland third with fifty. Serge Reding of Belgium made a spectacular lift in the Super-Heavyweight Jerk, taking second place with two-hundred-and-twenty-kilos.
Vasili Alexeev of the Soviet Union retained his title as the strongest man in the world when he lifted a total of four-hundred-and-twenty-five kilos for a new World Record in the Super-Heavyweight Class. Here he is in the Jerk. He beat the World record with two-hundred-and-forty-one-point-five kilos ... and won the event.