History of Olympic Weightlifting
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1984 World Cup, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia: 17-year-old wonder kid from Bulgaria Naim Suleymanov delivers a fascinating performance by breaking 5 world records in the featherweight class in one night. The footage features clean-and-jerk record by Naim (185.5kg) and a glimpse of behind-the-scene chemistry between the future 3-time Olympic champion and the legendary coach Ivan Abadzhiev.
* 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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