Novak's World Record Press

A look at the great soviet weightlifter Grigori Novak's World Record standing press of 315 pounds (at 5'3" and a bodyweight of only 181 pounds!) This would have been in 1949 in a meet in Moscow. Novak's career was marred by an elbow injury which necessitated an operation - you can tell his left arm is a bit "off" here.

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