INTRODUCTION: West Germany dominated the annual European Economic Community Weight-lifting Champions in Dunstable, England on Sunday (17 April), taking two first places and three seconds, winning the team prize, and breaking a world record.
SVs Klaus Groh of West Germany doing snatch, lifting 147.5 kilos in light-heavyweight division (2 shots)
SVs Groh doing jerk, lifting 175 kilos, and officials watching (2 shots)
SV Groh receiving medal
SV Haust Apel of West Germany doing jerk in light-heavyweight division, attempting 180 kilos, but failing
SVs Rolf Milser of West Germany, mid-heavyweight, doing snatch and lifting 160 kilos and officials watching (2 Shots)
SV Milser doing jerk and lifting 210 kilos
SCU Milser receiving medal
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Background: INTRODUCTION: West Germany dominated the annual European Economic Community Weight-lifting Champions in Dunstable, England on Sunday (17 April), taking two first places and three seconds, winning the team prize, and breaking a world record. Their greatest strength lay in the light-heavyweight and mid-heavyweight divisions, where they took the top two places in each.
SYNOPSIS: Klaus Groh of West Germany in a successful snatch, lifting 147.5 kilos.
In the jerk, Groh lifted 175 kilos -- giving him a combined total of 322.5 for first place.
Groh, the outsider in the light-heavyweights, took the Common Market records with both lifts.
Fellow-countryman Haust Apel, also a light-heavy, attempting to jerk 180 kilos after a successful 170, but not quite getting there. His combined total, however. was good enough for second place.
Sunday's star was yet another West German, world jerk champion and Montreal gold medallist Rolf Milser. His 165-kilo mid-heavyweight match was the best of all the divisions.
In the jerk, Milser lifted 210 kilos, but failed with a later attempt to break the world record with 221.5 kilos.
However, Milser's jerk beat the heavyweights and super-heavyweights. The team scores were West Germany 50: Britain 43: and France 38.