1967 Article on the 600 lb Clean and Jerk

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  1. Klotz Shalom

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    Olympic Weightlifting

    Kind of a neat read. Too bad it's in Comic Sans.
    The closest anyone's got to 600 in competition is 586, although Rezazadeh claims a 600+ in training.
     
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    That's pretty interesting. With more intense drug testing and the general decline of weightlifting as a sport it might be a long time before we see someone who can even equal Taranenko's lift. Unless the Chinese dig up a huge ass lifter. Or gene doping becomes more widespread.
     
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    Pisarenko claims 270kg, and cleaned 280 right before he was suspended for 2 years. Alexeev also acheived these numbers(as was witnessed by my coach) so without a doubt it is only a matter of time before it is accomplished in competition.
     
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    If only the Soviet Union would have hung around a few more years...

    I think Chemerkin attempted something like 272.5kg in 2000 but couldn't handle the clean.
     
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    Yeah, I have no idea who's going to do it now. Rezazadeh sounds like he's retired, and 263 looked difficult enough for him. Udachin kinda fizzled. Scherebatis hasn't broke 260 yet. It's going to be a while.

    If only the USA and the USSR weren't such dicks to each other and boycotted each others athletes, Pisarenko wouldn't have been suspended and I guarantee you we would've had the 272.5kg C&J.
     
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    Ascendant will get it.
     
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  7. Andy Rickert Amateur Fighter

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    Lets just not rely on him breaking the snatch WR. Joking Asc :)
     
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    That was an interesting read, thanks.
     
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    Hahahaha! Screw you guys! :)

    Non-sequitor: does anyone know why I can't start a new thread? I've been trying all day with no success.
     
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    rumor has alexeev cleaning and jerking 660, but not together.
     
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    he should have posted that on youtube.
     
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  12. Andy Rickert Amateur Fighter

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    it hurts my brain to think about that
     
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    What's with all these on-topic threads lately?
     
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    Good read. I'm curious about the evolution of China's HWs and SHWs. I'm sure they will eventually emerge but I guess it's a matter of how long--scouting out the right lifters and finding new ways around testing. 273 still seems pretty far away right now.
     
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    Another thing, none of the guys that have come close to 600 or claim to have passed it match his description of the
     
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  17. Andy Rickert Amateur Fighter

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    Pisarenko was close, and he was not tubby at all.
     
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    Ok except Pisarenko
     
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    god that guy terrifies me. Looks like Magnum P.I. + Blanca from street fighter.
     
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