Olympic champion, Alexander Voronin, of the Soviet Union has set a new world record in the flyweight two-lift at the World and European Weightlifting Championships at Stuttgart, West Germany.
GV INT: Stadium
SV: Competitors walk out on platform.
SV: Mehmet Gul of turkey lifting weights and releasing.
CU: Scoreboard showing Gul lifting 87.5 kg
SV Gul failing to lift a heavier weight.
MCU: scoreboard (Yang Hai-ping of North Korea lifting 90 kg)
SV: Hai-ping lifts 90 kg weight ZOOM OUT TO him leaving stage.
CU: Scoreboard Mohammed Nasseri of Iran.
SV: Nasseri of Iran failing to lift 90kg.
CU: Scoreboard Alexander Voronin of Soviet Union lifting 100 kg
SV: Voronin lifts 100 kg FAST PAN TO crowd.
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Background: Olympic champion, Alexander Voronin, of the Soviet Union has set a new world record in the flyweight two-lift at the World and European Weightlifting Championships at Stuttgart, West Germany. The 26 year old Russian lifted 247-point-5 kilograms (about 543 pounds) which represents the total weight for the 'snatch and jerk'. Voronin won both individual competitions with lifts of 107-point-5 kilograms (about 235 pounds) in the 'snatch' and 140-kilograms (about 308 pounds) in the 'clean and jerk.'
SYNOPSIS: The competition was held at the Killesberghalle in Stuttgart, West Germany. Competing were champions from a number of countries. including the Soviet Union, Iran, Cuba, Hungary, Poland, Japan, North Korea, Italy, Portugal, the Dominican Republic, France and Turkey. But it's not just a sport of brawn and muscle, results very much depend on technique and money. It's for this reason that the heavy investment by communist countries in the preparation of their athletes, is paying off, for they enjoy an almost total world dominance.
In the Flyweight Snatch, Mehmut Gul of Turkey, managed only 80-kilograms (176 pounds). In this leg of the competition he was placed 15th in the world and tenth in Europe. However, Gul made up some leeway in the Clean and Jerk competition, lifting 100-kilograms (220 pounds).
This gave him an overall placing of 13th in the world and 8th in Europe, with a combined Snatch and Jerk lift of 180 kilograms (395 pounds).
Yang Hai-ping of North Korea improved considerably on his Turkish rival with a snatch of 90 kilograms (198 pounds). This put him 10th in the world. He was finally to achieve 8th place overall, lifting 121 kilograms (466 pounds).
Iran also was well represented by Mohammed Nasseri, although he was not among the leaders.
However, it was the Soviet Union, who produced the Flyweight strongman, olympic champion, Alexander Voronin. He went on to snatch 107-point-5 kilograms (235 pounds). In the Clean and Jerk he was also unassailable.