History of Olympic Weightlifting
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National hero of Greece Pyrros Dimas does clean-and-jerk of 215kg at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. This lift brought him his third consecutive Olympic gold medal. Dimas was one of the most charismatic lifters. His top-notch clutch lifts mastership brought him the status of one of the most popular lifters among both the fans of the iron game and the lifters themselves.
* 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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