History in Color:
September 23, 1975, Moscow, Russia, USSR – 28-year old super heavyweight Petr Pavlasek of Ceske Budejovice, Czechoslvakia competes in the 110kg+ weight class at the 1975 World Championships in Moscow.
Petr Pavlasek (b. 1947) was a 2x Olympian for Czechoslovakia. He competed at the Summer Olympics in Munich (1972) and Montreal (1976). Petr Pavlasek was a member of the Club 500 international. His personal best in the total of 3 lifts was 557.5kg at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich on September 6, 1972. He won the national title of Czechoslovakia 5 times (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1976). His best performance in the top international tournaments was the 4th place – at the World Championships in 1974 and at the European Championships in 1973 and 1974.
At the 1975 World Championships, Pavlasek was the heaviest super heavyweight in the lineup of contestants. His bodyweight was 160.70kg and he won the 5th place with a total of 390kg (172.5+217.5).