Two new world records were set during the Soviet Union Cup world weightlifting competition held in Moscow on December 18 and 19.
1. GVs/SV/SCUs Leonid Taranenko (below 110 kgs) breaking snatch weightlifting world record with 196 kgs. (6 SHOTS) 0.26
2. SCUs/SVs/GV Taranenko breaking world record for Clean and Jerk 240 kgs (with his hand bandaged this time. (9 SHOTS) 1.06
3. SCU/GV/SCU/PULL BACK TO SV Vladimir Marchuk (over 110 kgs) breaking world record for Clean and Jerk (260 kgs). (6 SHOTS) 1.45
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Background: MOSCOW, USSR
Two new world records were set during the Soviet Union Cup world weightlifting competition held in Moscow on December 18 and 19. Leonid Taranenko set a new record for a snatch of 196 kilograms in the heavyweight (110 kilogram) section and, a day later, a new super heavyweight record (over 110 kilograms) was created when Vladimir Marchuk lifted 260 kilograms for the jerk. Taranenko had improved on the previous record, set by Soviet lifter Yuri Zakharevich, by half a kilo. Aged 26, the new record holder first became a national champion in 1979 when he was selected to train with the Soviet team for the Moscow Olympics the following year. During those games, he set two world records with 427.5 kilograms in two lifts and 193 kilograms in the snatch. Vladimir Marchuk, the other new record holder to emerge from the Moscow competition this month, topped the previous record by 1.5 kilograms. He set his first record in 1982 when he jerked his bar to 257.5 kilograms.