History of Olympic Weightlifting
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World Championship, Moscow, USSR, 1975: Introduction of the superheavyweight competitors including Khristo Plachkov (Bulgaria), Gerd Bonk (East Germany), Vasily Alexeev (USSR) and more. Record clean-and-jerk lift by Vasily Alexeev. Medal ceremony for the superheavyweight class and closing of the World Championship. Original film by Bruce Klemens (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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