Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The AMAZING David Rigert.



One of the best Jewish athletes of all time.

7 comments:

Franz Snideman said...

Wow. White and Jewish, he's got alot going against him :)

Just kidding, but me and my Jewish clients always kid about Jewish athletes and sports.

that guy is a stud!!!!

Mark Reifkind said...

LOL, can't dance either I bet.

Mich said...

Thanks for that one. I wasn't aware of David Rigert and his achievements.

I'm not as familiar with the achievements of Jewish male athletes as I am with those of Jewish female athletes, and that's mostly thanks to Hadassah's "Jewish+Female=Athlete" calendar.

Mark Reifkind said...

you're welcome mich,

didnt know he was jewish til recently either.

Geoff Neupert said...

forget being Jewish--he's one of the best athletes of all time--Jewish or not--he just gets extra credit for being a member of the Tribe...

Mark Reifkind said...

Amen Brother Geoff.

Tom said...

I was in the audience for that contest in 1975. It was billed as Europe vs The Americas which meant Cuba was acutally part of our team. Rigert's lifting was the highlight of the meet. Alexeev was there but did not lift due to an "injury" but it may have been more about to his appearance fee.