History of Olympic Weightlifting
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World Championship, Columbus, Ohio, USA, 1970: One of the strongest lightheavyweights of the early 1970s, Gennady Ivanchenko (USSR) wins the world title in the 82.5kg class and sets two world records. Ivanchenko's physical strength and overall appearance made him a role model for many young lifters of the 1970s. Footage courtesy of Geoff Fleming, USA.
* 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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