History of Olympic Weightlifting
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One of the most powerful superheavyweights of the late 1990s Saeed Salem Jaber (formerly known as Yani Marchokov) was part of a $ 1,000,000 deal between Bulgaria and Qatar that brought top notch international competitors to Qatar. Shifting between different national teams was one of the pecularities of the 1990s. Former Bulgarian nationals represented Team Qatar, former Albanian and Georgian competed for Greece and mighty Team CCCP was split into 15 nations at the IWF tournaments. The footage features Saeed Salem Jaber competing for the gold medal in the superheavyweight class at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. The quest for gold brought Qatari lifter the 4th place.
* 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.
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