History of Olympic Weightlifting
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Summer Olympics, Mexico City, Mexico, 1968: Packed with talent the 90 KG weightclass included such contenders featured in the footage as legendary Louis Martin (Great Britain), explosive Geza Toth (Hungary), Bo Johansson (Sweden), one of the pioneers of push jerk Arpad Nemessanyi (Hungary), powerful presser Marek Golab, rising stars of their countries Jaan Talts (USSR) and Kaarlo Kangasniemi (Finland). The battle was won by a 27 year old Kangasniemi who was crowned as the best middle heavyweight athlete that night.
* 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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