History of Olympic Weightlifting
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Olympic Games, Melbourne, Australia, 1956: One of the classics of split style lifting, Fedor Bogdanovsky (USSR) wins Olympic gold medal in the middle weight class. For many years, Bogdanovsky was marked as second to Tommy Kono in the competitions. It seemed that he could never overcome his complex of Kono. In Melbourne, Bogdanovky showed a spectacular performance and confidence. He won gold medal with a world record in total (420 kg).
* 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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