chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Anatoly Pisarenko: National Championships in Dnepropetrovsk (1982)

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.

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