Taranenko: World Record in 1980

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On March 9, 1980, Leonid Taranenko from the Urozhay club of Minsk, Belorussia, snatched a new world record (187.5kg) in the 110kg weight class in Podolsk, Russia.

A few months later Taranenko became an Olympic champion at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.

8 years afterwards, he clean-and-jerked 266kg in Canberra, Australia. This world record stays active today.

No other athlete lifted more in the official competitions.

 

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