History of Olympic Weightlifting
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Summer Olympics, Atlanta, Georgia, USA 1968: One of the leading heavyweights of the first half of the 1990s, Timur Taymazov wins the 108kg class with the 430 kg total. The footage features his 195 kg snatch and the 236 kg world record in the clean and jerk lift. Native of Ossetia, Taymazov represented in his career both the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) and Ukraine in the international competitions. His younger brother Artur Taymazov also won gold Olympic medal in freestyle wrestling in 2004.
* 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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