History of Olympic Weightlifting
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Petr Korol, USSR, won his gold Olympic medal in the lightweight class when he was 36. Native of Lvov, Ukraine, he was one of the lifters who dug gold medals for the legendary Team USSR in the 1970s. The footage shows his lifts at the 1975 Europe vs. Americas match in Gettysburg, USA.
* 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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