History of Olympic Weightlifting
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1971 World Championship, Lima, Peru: Ken Patera (USA) lifts 212.5 kg in clean and jerk to win a silver medal in the superheavyweight. One of the strongest US supers of the 1970s, Patera also one of the challengers of Vasily Alexeev on the international arena. Like in most of the other cases, in the face to face competition on the platform, Alexeev remained unbeatable no matter now close his opponents were getting to his results in training.
* 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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