IronMind Videos: Chemerkin, Marchokov, Rezazadeh

He couldn’t quite rack the bar when he took 257.5 kg on his second attempt clean and jerk, but Andrei Chemerkin had one more crack at it—in what would be the final attempt at the 1999 World Weightlifting Championships (Athens, Greece). IronMind® | ©Randall J. Strossen photo

The 1999 World Weightlifting Championships had plenty of great lifts, but what a way to bring down the curtain: Andrei Chemerkin, Salem Saeed Jaber (Yanni Marchokov) and Hossein Rezazadeh piled plates on the bar to see who would be crowned king of the Jungle.

Andrei Chemerkin (Russia) came in as the defending Olympic champion, Yanni Marchokov (Qatar/Bulgaria) had semi-mythical status, and what of this new guy from Iran, Hossein Rezazadeh?

As the new IronMind video series Epic Battles continues, let’s pick up the action in Athens:


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