History of Olympic Weightlifting
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London, Crystal Palace, 1964: Olympic Trials for the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. George Newton (featherweight) lifting 285 lbs in jerk. Mike Pearman (middleweight) lifting 272 1/2 lbs. Sylvanus Blackman (light Heavyweight) jerks 345 lbs. George Manners (light heavyweight) jerks 345 lbs. Louis Martin (middle heavyweight) beats British record.
* 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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