Lift Up: Multimedia

Site Sponsors

The Lift Up project is brought to you by

Olympic Legends @ Lift Up

K. Kakhiashvilis, Greece

Lift Up Site Search

Home ›› Multimedia ››

Clip-O-Rama @LiftUp: Olympic Weightlifting Classics



Vlasov breaks World Record, 1961

London, Scala Theatre, 1961: Alexander Kurynov (USSR) lifts 298 1/2 LBS. A new world record. Kurynov is congratulated by Mikhail Gromov, USSR Weightlifting Chairman. Waldemar Baszanowski (Poland) lifts 282 LBS. Richard Zirk (USA) fails to lift the weight. Yury Vlasov (USSR) lifts 435 3/4 LBS.

* The Clip-O-Rama section of the Lift Up website presents an educational and research multimedia library of mini-clips featuring various oldtime Olympic lifters and events of the 20th century. The original footage is a courtesy of various media resources including Arthur Drechsler Collection (USA), British Pathe (Great Britain), Nicholas Curry Collection (USA), Geoff Fleming Collection (USA), Getty Images, Gosteleradio (Russia), International Olympic Committee, Robert Kabbas Collection (Australia), Frank Rothwell Collection (Ireland), John Way Collection (Australia), Weightlifting Exchange (USA) and more. Special thanks go to GoHeavy Olympic Weightlifting Forum for their help in preparation materials for the Clip-O-Rama.


Back to Lift Up project