History of Olympic Weightlifting
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1956 Summer Olympics, Melbourbne, Australia: Humberto Selvetti (Argentina) wins silver medal in the super heavyweight class. Everybody anticipated an easy win by the 'miracle of nature' Paul Anderson (USA) who toyed with world records and outpowered all his opponents prior to Olympics. However, Selvetti seemed much better prepared and stronger at the 1956 Olympics and the miracle was rather that Anderson managed to win the gold.
* 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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