chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Anatoly Kalenichenko (USSR, Russia): World Record at the 1967 USSR Spartakiade

History in Color:

August 1, 1967, Moscow, Russia – Soviet middle heavyweight, European vice champion Anatoly Kalenichenko of the Dynamo Club (Volgograd, Russia) sets a new world record in snatch (151.5kg) in the 90kg class at the 1967 USSR Spartakiade and 1967 USSR Championships in Moscow.

Kalenichenko managed to beat by 0.5kg the world record set by Jaan Talts of Team Estonia just a few minutes before that on the same platform.

Anatoly Kalenichenko was one of the top Soviet middle heavyweights in the 1960s. He competed for the Dynamo Club of Volgograd, Russia and won one gold (1965), two silver (1963, 1967) and two bronze (1964, 1968) medals at the USSR Championships. He also was a 2x vice champion of the USSR Spartakiades (1963, 1967) and a vice champion of Europe (1965). He set 5 world records including the one featured in this History in Color photo.


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