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Fave Weightlifters


#1

Just wondering who among you guys are weightlifting fans and who are your faves.

My faves would be Pyrros Dimas, Naim Sulemanoglu, Galabin Boevski, David Rigert and Rezazadeh Hossein


#2

Anatoli Pisarenko, Alexander Kurlovich, Yuri Zacharievich, Yurik Vardanyan, Ivan Chackarov and Angel Guentchev.

My fav Americans are Curt White, Ken Patera, Mario Martinez, Pete Kelley and Casey Burgener.


#3

Dimas, Galabin Boevski, Khakashivillis (sp?), Marc Huster, Stefan Botev, Ronny Weller, Vanev, and of course, Vasil.


#4

Big Andy...


#5

Dimas the greek god all the way


#6

Naim. Whenever I look at his lifting vid, I think, "How the heck???". Also Dimas for his crazy power jerk.


#7

I don't know if you noticed but Khak and Dimas have the exact same clean and jerk form.


#8

A lot of Russian and Bulgarian lifters there my friend :slightly_smiling: I have the videos of Zak and he is really amazing


#9

Allow me to share a little that is the legend of Yuri Zacharievich.

-All time heaviest junior(as well as heaviest man for a few years) to snatch double bodyweight (200kg at 100kg category.)

-Broke his elbow on a snatch attempt. Had it surgically rebuilt with a steel tendon, then went on to move up a weight class and break all the records there within two years of the injury.

-His junior and senior total of 440kg at 100kg category was never even challenged.

-Jerked 300kg from the rack in training.

-Clean and jerked 265kg in training weighing about 117kg.

-Powercleaned and jerked 235kg in training again at 117kg.


#10

Holy dog balls, thats incredible. That jerk is over 600 pounds! That's a damn good number for a squat and he JERKED it overhead!


#11

[quote]conorh wrote:
Galvatron wrote:
Allow me to share a little that is the legend of Yuri Zacharievich.

-All time heaviest junior(as well as heaviest man for a few years) to snatch double bodyweight (200kg at 100kg category.)

-Broke his elbow on a snatch attempt. Had it surgically rebuilt with a steel tendon, then went on to move up a weight class and break all the records there within two years of the injury.

-His junior and senior total of 440kg at 100kg category was never even challenged.

-Jerked 300kg from the rack in training.

-Clean and jerked 265kg in training weighing about 117kg.

-Powercleaned and jerked 235kg in training again at 117kg.

ABsolutly fuckin ridiculous im trying to thin kabout what the fuck that would even look like and i can barly do it, does anyone have any videos of this guy lifting


#12

There's a video of him snatching 210kg at the '88 Olympics floating around the web somewhere...


#13

Tommy Kono, who I had the good fortune of meeting at the Arnold Classic last year, a real gent.

John Davis, see a clip of him C&j Appolon's Axle at chidlovski.net, a real gutsy lift.

Naim, I've nothing to add to what others have already said.

Doug Hepburn and Paul Anderson, great lifters and strong in every way.

Nice Thread
Chris


#14

Dimas Dimas Dimas!


#15

Kono, Kaki, Botev...

I love the Ironmind video of Stefan Botev's workout. Multiple attempts at a 200 kg snatch, a bunch of hits with 190+, a 250 kg clean, and an ungodly heavy back squat to finish it all off - what was it, in the 700s? All this from a 110-kilo lifter.