History of Olympic Weightlifting
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Featuring clean-and-jerk by one of the top elite lifters of the 1980s, Victor Sots (USSR) at the World Championship in Lille, France (1981) and Ljubljana, Yugoslavia (1982). Unlike most lifters of the era, Sots didn't use conventional split jerk. Sots won gold medals in the 100KG weight class both in 1981 and 1982.
* 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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