History of Olympic Weightlifting
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World Championship, Budapest, Hungary, 1962: Rookie of Team USSR 19-year old Vladimir Kaplunov wins gold medal at the world championship in Budapest. Throughout his career, he set 12 world records and was considered one of the best lightweight lifters in the world in the first half of the 1960s.
* 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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