Requiem For a Hevyweight

Big Lifts By Big Guys: Visual Retrospective of World Records

Big lift by Alexey Lovchev at the 2015 World Championship was truly sensational and inspirational.

26-year-old athlete from Russia clean-and -jerked 264KG and set a new world record in the super heavyweight class.

Lovchev joined the Crème de la crème of Olympic weightlifting. He joined the club of such legends as Vasily Alexeev and Paul Anderson, Alexander Kurlovich and Yury Vlasov, Leonid Zhabotinsky and Hossein Rezazadeh.

Here goes a visual world records retrospective in the super heavyweight.

Big lifts by big guys – from Charles Rigoulot of France in the 1920s to Alexey Lovchev of Russia in 2015.

Just keep clicking on the arrow to follow the timeline of the strongest in the world.

To review the evolution of the poundage by year, see the table below or visit our very special Lift Up project about the history of Olympic weightlifting.

World Records Timeline

Lift Type: Clean and Jerk
Weight Class: Super Heavyweight

Source: Lift Up

Year Location Nation    Athlete Result KG
1925 Lyon France Charles RIGOULOT, France 157
1925 Paris France Charles RIGOULOT, France 160.5
1925 Paris France Charles RIGOULOT, France 161.5
1930 Alexandria Egypt El Sayed Mohamed NOSSEIR, Egypt 162.5
1931 Alexandria Egypt El Sayed Mohamed NOSSEIR, Egypt 165.5
1931 Luxembourg Egypt El Sayed Mohamed NOSSEIR, Egypt 167
1937 Revel Estonia Arnold LUHAAAR, Estonia 167.5
1947 Kiev Soviet Union Yakov KUTSENKO, Soviet Union 173
1947 Kiev Soviet Union Yakov KUTSENKO, Soviet Union 173.5
1947 Moscow Soviet Union Yakov KUTSENKO, Soviet Union 174
1947 Philadelphia United States John DAVIS, United States 174.5
1949 London United States John DAVIS, United States 177.5
1951 Buenos Aires United States John DAVIS, United States 180
1951 Los Angeles United States John DAVIS, United States 182
1954 Lille United States Norbert SCHEMANSKY, United States 192.5
1955 Cleveland United States Paul ANDERSON, United States 196.5
1959 Leningrad Soviet Union Yury VLASOV, Soviet Union 197.5
1960 Roma Soviet Union Yury VLASOV, Soviet Union 202
1961 Kislovodsk Soviet Union Yury VLASOV, Soviet Union 205
1961 London Soviet Union Yury VLASOV, Soviet Union 206
1961 Schwechat Soviet Union Yury VLASOV, Soviet Union 208
1961 Dnepropetrovsk Soviet Union Yury VLASOV, Soviet Union 210.5
1962 Hameenlinna Soviet Union Yury VLASOV, Soviet Union 211
1963 Stockholm Soviet Union Yury VLASOV, Soviet Union 212.5
1964 Moscow Soviet Union Leonid ZHABOTINSKY, Soviet Union 213
1964 Podolsk Soviet Union Yury VLASOV, Soviet Union 215.5
1964 Tokyo Soviet Union Leonid ZHABOTINSKY, Soviet Union 217.5
1966 Berlin Soviet Union Leonid ZHABOTINSKY, Soviet Union 218
1967 Sofia Soviet Union Leonid ZHABOTINSKY, Soviet Union 218.5
1967 Moscow Soviet Union Leonid ZHABOTINSKY, Soviet Union 219
1968 Lugansk Soviet Union Leonid ZHABOTINSKY, Soviet Union 220
1968 York United States Robert BEDNARSKI, United States 220.5
1970 Velikie Luki Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 221.5
1970 Herbamount Belgium Serge REDING, Belgium 222
1970 Vilnius Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 223.5
1970 Szombathely Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 225.5
1970 La Roche Belgium Serge REDING, Belgium 226.5
1970 Columbus Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 227.5
1970 Volgograd Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 228
1970 Shakhty Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 228.5
1970 Dnepropetrovsk Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 229.5
1971 Paris Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 230
1971 Taganrog Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 230.5
1971 Sofia Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 231
1971 Sofia Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 232.5
1971 Moscow Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 233
1971 Moscow Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 235
1971 Lima Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 235.5
1972 Tallinn Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 236
1972 Tallinn Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 237.5
1972 Donetsk Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 238
1973 Madrid Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 240
1974 Erevan Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 240.5
1974 Tbilisi Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 241
1974 Manila Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 241.5
1974 Glazov Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 242
1974 London Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 242.5
1974 Zaporozhe Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 243
1974 Lipetsk Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 243.5
1974 Moscow Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 245.5
1975 Vilnius Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 245
1975 Arkhangelsk Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 246
1975 Karl-Marx-Stadt East Germany Gerd BONK, East Germany 246.8
1975 Montreal Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 247.5
1976 Berlin East Germany Gerd BONK, East Germany 252.5
1976 Montreal Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 255
1977 Podolsk Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 255.5
1977 Moscow Soviet Union Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 256
1981 Lvov Soviet Union Vladimir MARCHUK, Soviet Union 257.5
1982 Frunze Soviet Union Anatoly PISARENKO, Soviet Union 258
1982 Dnepropetrovsk Soviet Union Anatoly PISARENKO, Soviet Union 258.5
1982 Moscow Soviet Union Vladimir MARCHUK, Soviet Union 260
1983 Allentown Soviet Union Anatoly PISARENKO, Soviet Union 260.5
1983 Moscow Soviet Union Sergey DIDYK, Soviet Union 261
1984 Varna Soviet Union Anatoly PISARENKO, Soviet Union 265
1987 Ostrava Soviet Union Leonid TARANENKO, Soviet Union 265.5
1988 Canberra Soviet Union Leonid TARANENKO, Soviet Union 266
1993 Melbourme Germany Manfred NERLINGER, Germany 247.5
1994 Sokolov Russia Andrey CHEMERKIN, Russia 250
1994 Istanbul Belarus Alexander KURLOVICH, Belarus 250.5
1994 Istanbul Russia Andrey CHEMERKIN, Russia 252.5
1994 Istanbul Belarus Alexander KURLOVICH, Belarus 253
1995 Warsaw Russia Andrey CHEMERKIN, Russia 253.5
1996 Atlanta Germany Ronny WELLER, Germany 255
1996 Atlanta Russia Andrey CHEMERKIN, Russia 260
1997 Chiang Mai Russia Andrey CHEMERKIN, Russia 262.5
2002 Warsaw Iran Hossein REZAZADEH, Iran 263
2004 Athens Iran Hossein REZAZADEH, Iran 263.5
2015 Houston Russia Alexey LOVCHEV, Russia 264

… And, by the way, who is your favorite lifter on the list?

Care to share? Submit the comment.

2015-lovchev 2004-rezazadeh 1997-chemerkin 1996-weller 1994-kurlovich 1993-nerlinger 1988-taranenko

1984-pisarenko

1983-didyk 1982-marchuk 1977-alexeev 1976-bonk 1970-reding 1968-zhabotinsky 1968-bednarski 1964-vlasov 1955-anderson 1954-schemansky 1951-davis 1947-kutsenko 1937-luhaaar 1931-nosseir

1925-rigoulot

 

 

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2 Responses

  1. James Salemi, Franklin Park Illinois, USA says:

    Congratulations to the historic Russian Weightlifting program and Alexei Lovchev’s world record performance at the Houston, USA World Championship. The USA must take heed: Olympic Weightlifting, the foundation of all athletics, must to be admitted in the National Collegiate Athletic Association, (NCAA), as a competitive sport. Too much talent is diverted into gymnastics, wrestling, and other disciplines while our sport, ‘THE KING OF SPORTS’, sadly lags behind outside of the NCAA governing body.

  2. GHISLAIN, Sedan France, France says:

    215+265=480 a RIO

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