History of Olympic Weightlifting
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USA Championship, Los Angeles, CA, 1954: One of the best weightlifting nations in the world in the 1950s, Team USA produced world class athletes that seldomly lost any world or Olympic medals of the time. The footage features such Olympic weightlifting legends as Tommy Kono, Norbert Schemansky, Stanley Sranczyk, David Sheppard and more. As usual, team mentor and sponsor Bob Hoffman is present within a close range of the competition when his athletes are lifting.
* 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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