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Yanko Rusev

Full name: Yanko Rusev Rusev
Original name: Янко Русев Русев
Gender: Male
Height: 5-4.5 (164 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: December 1, 1958 in Ivanski, Shumen, Bulgaria
Country: BUL Bulgaria
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Yanko Rusev had the following podium finishes at major championships: 1st in the 1980 Olympics Lightweight class (342.5 kg); 2nd in the 1977 World Championships Featherweight class (277.5 kg); 1st in the 1978 World Championships Lightweight class (310.0 kg); 1st in the 1979 World Championships Lightweight class (332.5 kg); 1st in the 1980 World Championships Lightweight class (342.5 kg); 1st in the 1981 World Championships Middleweight class (360.0 kg); 1st in the 1982 World Championships Middleweight class (365.0 kg); 2nd in the 1983 World Championships Lightweight class (337.5 kg); 2nd in the 1973 European Championships Light-Heavyweight class (335.0 kg); 3rd in the 1974 European Championships Light-Heavyweight class (345.0 kg); 2nd in the 1977 European Championships Featherweight class (277.5 kg); 1st in the 1978 European Championships Lightweight class (312.5 kg); 1st in the 1979 European Championships Lightweight class (322.5 kg); 1st in the 1980 European Championships Lightweight class (337.5 kg); 1st in the 1981 European Championships Middleweight class (360.0 kg); 1st in the 1982 European Championships Middleweight class (365.0 kg); 2nd in the 1983 European Championships Lightweight class (337.5 kg). He set 28 world records in various classes from 1977-82 – five in the snatch, 13 in the clean & jerk, and 10 in the total.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Weightlifting Men's Lightweight Bulgaria BUL 1 Gold WR

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Final Standings 1 342.5
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch 1T 147.5
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #1 AC 142.5 o
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #2 AC 147.5 o
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Snatch Lift #3 AC 150.0 x
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk 1 195.0
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 185.0 o
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 190.0 o
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 195.0 o
1980 Summer 21 Moskva Weightlifting Bulgaria BUL Clean & Jerk Lift #4 AC 200.0 x
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