• Short Summary

    INTRODUCTION: In the World and European weightlifting championships, held at Lille in France on Sunday (20 September), Anatoly Pisarenko of the USSR took the gold medal in the super-heavyweight category.The Soviet Union maintained its supremacy in the sport, totalling 307 points in the team standings.Bulgaria was second 267, and Poland third with 177.

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    1.
    SV & CU Anatoly Pisarenko of USSR. (8 SHOTS)
    0.34

    2.
    SV Strejcek of Czechoslovakia fails to lift weight. (2 SHOTS)
    0.43

    3.
    GV PAN Crowd.
    0.48

    4.
    CU & SV Pisarenko's second lift. (7 SHOTS)
    1.15

    5.
    SV & CU Senno Salzwedel of GDR lifts weight. (7 SHOTS)
    1.40

    6.
    SV & CU Pisarenko fails at world record weight of 258 kg. (6 shots)
    1.55




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    Background: INTRODUCTION: In the World and European weightlifting championships, held at Lille in France on Sunday (20 September), Anatoly Pisarenko of the USSR took the gold medal in the super-heavyweight category.The Soviet Union maintained its supremacy in the sport, totalling 307 points in the team standings.Bulgaria was second 267, and Poland third with 177.

    SYNOPSIS: Twenty-three-year-old Pisarenko failed to beat his own world record at the championships -- but he was still well ahead of the other competitors.In training, Pisarenko has a rigorous schedule which involves lifting 150 tonnes of weights every week.

    Pisarenko's superiority was illustrated by the fact that although he fell twenty-two and a half kilograms below his own world best, he was still seven and a half kilograms ahead of his nearest rival.

    Other competitors in the super-heavyweight category, like Strejcek of Czechoslovakia just couldn't keep up with Pisarenko.

    The crowd were hoping to see a new record established at Lille.As it was, Pisarenko totalled 425 kilograms with his lifts, compared with his best effort of four hundred and forty seven and a half kilograms.But it was still good enough to win him the title.

    In second place was Senno Salzwedel of the German Democratic Republic, seven and a half kilograms short of Pisarenko total.Salzwedel's final score was four hundred and seventeen and a half kilograms.

    Pisarenko then tried to set a world jerk record of 258 kilograms.Although he pulled in the bar, he failed to rise with it.Afterwards he said, 'That is for the near future'.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1ZZ3M95PTS6M7KDLVMQKEKPWB
    Media URN:
    VLVA1ZZ3M95PTS6M7KDLVMQKEKPWB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/09/1981
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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