IronMind Videos: Zlaten Vanev World Record Attempt

Quit is not in his vocabulary: Three times in his weightlifting career, Zlaten Vanev blew out an elbow and each time he came back. The 2007 European Weightlifting Championships (Strausbourg, France) were his last major competition—take a look at his left elbow. IronMind® | ©Randall J. Strossen photo

You already know him as the picture of grit, and here’s Zlaten Vanev’s clean and jerk series from the 1998 European Weightlifting Championships—including the third attempt, where he blew out his elbow while going for a world record 205.5-kg jerk.

Here are the links to the video:

And here’s a link to the Zlaten Vanev: Grit poster.


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