May 23, 2010

RUSSIA: Muscovite, 76, sets weight lifting record

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MOSCOW, Russia / Voice of Russia / Oddly Enough / Record / May 23, 2010

A Moscow citizen has set a new record in weight lifting for the Russian Guinness Book of Records. Igor Goldman, who is 76, bench-pressed of a 100 kg heavy barbell 10 times. His own weight is also 100 kg. According to Oleg Goryunov, a representative of the Guinness Book of Records, this is the first time when an athlete of this age group was able to press a bar as heavy as his own weight.

Guinness Book of World Records. Photo: EPA

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