History of Olympic Weightlifting
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1996 Olympics, Atlanta, USA: Valerios Leonidis (Greece) breaks the world record with the cj of 187.5 kg in the featherweight class. Few athletes were able to challenge legendary Naim Suleymanoglu and Leonidas was one of them. The duel between Suleymanoglu and Leonidas is one of the classics of the Olympic weightlifting competitions.
* 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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