History of Olympic Weightlifting
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One of many athletes overshadowed by legendary Naim Suleymanoglu and one of very few who actually managed to win over him, Nikolay Peshalov was a 4-time Olympian (bronze medals in 1996 and 2004, silver medal in 1992 and gold medal in 2000). Sharp competitor and fine technician, he was a graduate of Bulgarian weightlifting school and competed for Team Bulgaria and Team Croatia in his career. The footage shows Peshalov's lifts that brought him the gold medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
* 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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