February 8th, 2019

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Anatoly Pisarenko: Three World Records and 1st National Title in 1982


History in Color:

May 23, 1982, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine – 24-year old super heavyweight Anatoly Pisarenko of the Dynamo Club, Kiev  is getting ready for his snatch lifting in the 110+kg weight class  at the 1982 USSR Championships in 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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Kamal Mahgoub (Egypt): Helsinki, 1952


History in Color:

July 12, 1952, Helsinki, Finland – 27-year old bantamweight Kamal Mahgoub of Team Egypt competes in the 56kg weight class at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.


Kamal Mahgoub was a part of legendary Egyptian weightlifting team of the 1940s and 1950s. He competed in the bantamweight and won 2 silver (1949, 1953) and 2 bronze (1950, 1951) medals at the World Championships.


He authored 3 world records in his career. All three were set in a snatch lift.