Unsung Heroes: Vladimir Starostenko (CCCP)
Vladimir Starostenko (1942-2010) competed in the heavyweight class for the Burevestnik Club of Moscow, Russia.
He authored a 194kg world record in the press lift in 1969 and won a silver medal at the 1969 USSR Championships in Rostov where he finished behind Vladimir Golovanov with 520kg total (180+145+195).
Starostenko in ranked as No.63 in the Club 500 Top Listing with the following total:
This is about all that we know about Vladimir Starostenko at this stage. Obviously, the competition between the Soviet athletes in the 110kg class was traditionally very high. There was always a list of 5-8 international level lifters competing in the 110kg class at every USSR national championships at the time.