In the Middleweight competition of the European Weightlifting Championships in East Berlin on Wednesday (7 April) the world record for the jerk was broken by Wartan Militosjan of the U.
In the Middleweight competition of the European Weightlifting Championships in East Berlin on Wednesday (7 April) the world record for the jerk was broken by Wartan Militosjan of the U.S.S.R. and Bulgarian Jordan Mitkow.
Militosjan lifted 191.0 kilogrammes (420 lbs) to come first in the jerk and overall. Mitkow lifted 190.5 kilogrammes (418 lbs) to come second. In the overall Middleweight results Peter Wenzel of East Germany came second, with Mitkow third.
In the snatch event Wenzel was the winner, with Militosjan second and Mitkow third.
In the Lightweight competition on the previous day Tuesday (6 April) Zbigniew kacmarek of Poland set a new world record for the snatch. He came first in the overall Lightweight placings with Jan Voslovscki of Poland second and Sergei Peuzner third.
In the lightweight jerk Peuzner came first, followed by voslovscki and Kacmarek.
The championships are being held in the Werner-Seelenbinder Hall with 166 athletes from 25 European counties taking part. They continue until 11 April.
SYNOPSIS: On Tuesday it was the turn of the Lightweight weightlifters in this years European Championships. Zbigniew Kacmarek of Poland set a new world record for the snatch. He was also the overall lightweight winner. Jan Voslovscki of Poland came second both in the snatch and overall placings.
The championships are being held in East Berlin's Werner-Seelenbinder Hall. Sergei Peuzner of the U.S.S.R. was on peak form in the jerk competition. His performance gave him a clear lead over Voslovscki and Kacmarek. Peuzner came third in the overall placings.
On Wednesday the Middleweights took the stage and set world records flying.
This is Bulgarian Jordan Mitkow competing in the jerk.
This feat of combined strength, concentration and technique brought the Bulgarian a new world record lift for the jerk of 190.5 Kilogrammes - but it was not enough to gain him first place in the event.
This achievement went to Wartan Militosjan of the U.S.S.R. who beat Mitkow's record by lifting 191 kilogrammes - taking the world record, first place in the jerk and the overall winner's crown. Peter Wenzel of East Germany came second both in the jerk and overall, with Mitkow third.