January 10, 2021 – Happy Birthday to Anatoly Pisarenko!
One of the most memorable super heavyweight champions of the 1980s turns 63 today.
History in Color:
May 23, 1982, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, USSR – 24-year old super heavyweight Anatoly Pisarenko of the Dynamo Club, Kiev competes in the 110+kg weight class at the 1982 USSR Championships held at the Old Circus Arena in Dnepropetrovsk.
At the 1982 USSR Championships, Pisarenko won his first national title with a world record 457.5kg (202.5+255) in total. Overall, he set 3 new world records that night in Dnepropetrovsk – 202.5kg in snatch, 258.5kg in cj and 457.5kg in total.