Czech Super Heavyweight Champion Petr Pavlasek is 75
January 31, 2022 – One of the strongest super heavyweights of the 1970s, Petr Pavlasek of Czech Republic celebrated his 75th Birthday.
Petr Pavlasek was a 2x Olympian for Czechoslovakia and competed for his country at the Summer Olympics in Munich (1972) and Montreal (1976). Overall, he won the national title of Czechoslovakia 5 times (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1976) and, as a lead super heavyweight, he was selected to the national weightlifting team from 1969 to 1976.
Pavlasek was the first athlete of his country to reach milestone results in this sport. He was the first athlete of Czechoslovakia to become a member of the elite Club 500 international (1969). His personal best in the total of 3 lifts was 557.5kg at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich on September 6, 1972. After, the elimination of press lift from the IWF tournaments in 1972, Pavlasek became the first weightlifter of his country to reach the 400kg total (1976). Also, he was the first one to clean-and-jerk 200kg. His best performance in the top international tournaments was the 4th place – at the World Championships in Manila (1974) and at the European Championships in Madrid (1973) and in Verona (1974).
Happy Birthday, Champ!