History of Olympic Weightlifting
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World Championship, Paris, France 1946: Elite athletes from the USA, the lifting powerhouse of 1940s showcase their strength on the world platform in Paris. Soviet weightlifting team makes its historical debut on the international arena. Footage features legendary John Davis, Norbert Schemansky, Frank Kay, Steve Stanko, Bob Hoffman (all USA), Yakov Kutsenko (USSR), El Touni (Egypt).
* 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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