History of Olympic Weightlifting
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Summer Olympics, Montreal Canada, 1976: 25 year old Peter Baczako (Hungary) shows the 4th result at the Olympics - 345 kg total in the 82.5 kg class . With the Bulgarian Blagoy Blagoev failing the post competition drug test, those lifts ended up to be worth bronze Olympic medal. At the next Olympics in Moscow, Baczako moved one weight class up and won the gold medal - fascinating finish of his career in competions.
* 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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