History of Olympic Weightlifting
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Summer Olympics, Seoul, South Korea, 1988: Slawomir Zawada (Poland), Nail Mukhamedyarov (USSR) and Anatoly Khrapaty (USSR) perform clean-and-jerk lifts. Yury Zakharevich (USSR) snatches 210KG (world record) and wins the gold medal in the heavyweight class (110KG) with the 455KG in total (world record). Super heavyweight class (110+KG). Alexander Kurlovitch (USSR) lifts 250KG in his 3rd clean-n-jerk attempt and wins the gold medal by setting the new Olympic record in total (462.5KG).
* 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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