History of Olympic Weightlifting
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Summer Olympics, Montreal, Canada, 1976: 23 year old Lee James (USA) wins silver Olympic medal in the 90KG weight class. It was a remarkable achievement by a young American lifter taking in consideration that he lost to legendary David Rigert (USSR) but won over Atanas Shopov who competed for a new weightlifting superpower of Bulgaria. Lee James is an perfect example on how hard work and determination can bring to the highest level of performance - to the medal stand of the Olympics.
* 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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