History of Olympic Weightlifting
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World Championship, Moscow, 1983: Historical lift by Stefan Topurov (Bulgaria). 19 year old Topurov cleaned and jerked 180 kg and won his first world title in the 60 kg weight class. It was the first time to lift 3 times bodyweight. No comment needed - absolutely fascinating 'no guts, no glory' lift.
* 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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