History of Olympic Weightlifting
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World Championship, Melbourne, Australia, 1993: One of the most talented athletes of the late 1980s and early 1990s Altimurat Orazdurdiev sets a middleweight world record in clean-and-jerk (202.5 kg) and wins world gold medal for his native Turkmenistan. Due to many factors out of his control, Orazdurdiev didn't win many tournaments he could have won had he been there. His life in sport was short and bright. He died at 27. Original footage from 1993 World Championship by John Way (Australia).
* 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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