History of Olympic Weightlifting
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At the USSR national championships, Eugene Katsura (USSR) competed for the Soviet Army sports club and represented national team in the featherweight and lightweight classes. Katsura's technique was rather rough. His strongest side was the press lift in which he managed to set 7 world records. The footage features Katsura winning the silver medal in the featherweight class at the 1962 World Championship and the gold medal in the lightweight class at the 1966 World Championship. His life tragically ended at 29 shortly after the tournament.
* 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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