Viktor Kurentsov (Russia, USSR): 1941-2021

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  1. Geoffrey Fleming says:

    Viktor was married to the sister of the great lightweight, Vladimir Kaplunov. Kurentsov was an orphan and served a full career as an army officer.

    • Frank Rothwell says:

      That’s interesting Geoff, I had the pleasure of seeing Viktor become the first middle weight to lift over 400 pounds. 402.5 pounds world record clean and jerk at the 1966 World championships in East Berlin.

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