History of Olympic Weightlifting
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Bulgarian weightlifters were sensational at rhe 1972 Olympic Games in Minich, Germany. Andon Nikolov, 21 wins Olympic gold medal for Bulgaria in the middle heavyweight class. What seems to be a sensation for one nation is always a disaster for another one. Heavily favorites of the tournament, Team USSR was a disaster in Munich. The footage show how Nikolov wins the Gold medal over legendary David Rigert, USSR.
* 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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