History of Olympic Weightlifting
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1998 World Championship, Lahti, Finland: One of all-time most successful lifters, Akakide (Kakhi) Kakhiashvilis competed for three countries (CIS, Georgia and Greece) and won three gold medals at the Olympics in 1992, 1996, 2000 . Selected footage features his lifts on his way to the gold medal at the World Championship in 1998.
* 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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