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1946 World Championship

World Championship, Paris, France, 1946: A unique French newsreel footage featuring highlights of the 1946 World Championship, the first world championship attended by the Soviet weightlifting team. Grigory Novak became a true sensation of the tournament and became the first Soviet World Champion ever. The footage also features such legends of Olympic weightlifting as Ibrahim Shams (Egypt), John Davis (USA), Mahmoud Fayad (Egypt), Mahmoud Namjou (Iran), Stanley Stanczyk (USA), John Terpak (USA) and more.

* 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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