chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Smiling Champion Alexander Pervy


December 21, 1981, Donetsk, Ukraine – Alexander Pervy (1960-1985) smiles during the 1981 USSR Cup medal ceremony for the winners of the 82.5kg weight class in his hometown of Donetsk.

21-year old Alexander Pervy of the Army club in Donetsk won the 1981 USSR Cup with a 382.5kg  (167.5+215) total. He also became a national champion in a clean-and-jerk program with a 215kg lift.

Couple of months later, Pervy set his last world record when he clean-and-jerked 223.5kg at the 1982 Druzhba Cup in Frunze, Kirgizia.

Tags: history in color, lift up, photography, ussr, weightlifting

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