History of Olympic Weightlifting
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The starry night of Yanko Rusev, Bulgaria, at the Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980. One of the most successful students if Ivan Abadzhiev proved to the world that he was the king of the lightweight class in 1980. The footages shows the world record of 195 kg in clean-and-jerk by Rusev set at the Olympic platform in Izmailovo Hall.
* 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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