History of Olympic Weightlifting
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France, 1946: Segment made from a french newsreel shocasing interview with famous French weightlifter, wrestler, actor and one of all time strongest men in the world, Charles Rigoulot. Footage also shows lifts by a 43-year old legend in front of aspiring french athletes.
* 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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