Rafael Belenkov: World Record in Press
History in Color:
April 11, 1972, Tallinn, Estonia – Rafael Belenkov of Minsk, Belarus sets a new world record in press (128kg) in the bantamweight class at the 1972 USSR Championship in Tallinn, Estonia.
Rafael Belenkov (b. 1945) was a solid Soviet bantamweight. He competed for the Spartak club and won the 1972 European titles, 2 USSR Championships (1972, 1973) and 4 USSR Cups (1969, 1971, 1973, 1974).
Belenkov authored 2 World records and 6 national records.