World Record by Vladimir Marchuk
It was Marchuk’s third attempt and it brought him the world record, gold medal of the USSR championship (clean-and-jerk) and the overall win of the 1982 USSR Cup in the super heavyweight.
We already wrote about Marchuk’s phenomenal squats and huge break-in to the elite Olympic weightlifting literally within 1,5-2 years.
Prior to 1979, only a few local experts knew about Vladimir Marchuk. In 1979, he won the bronze in the super heavyweight with 397,5 kg in total at the USSR Spartakiade in Leningrad.
A year later, Marchuk won the 1980 USSR Championship with a 427,5 kg in total.
Finally, he won the 1982 USSR Cup with 450,0 kg!
Impressive total of 450,0 kg (190,0 + 260,0) was the official personal best of Vladimir Marchuk, one the most memorable world super heavyweight of the late 1970s – early 1980s.