History of Olympic Weightlifting
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As a member of Polish national team, Waldemar Baszanowski took part in four Olympic competitions in 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972 and won two gold medals in the lightweight class in Tokyo in 1964 and in Mexico City in 1968. He won five gold medals in the world championships in 1961, 1964, 1965, 1968 and 1969. Baszanowski set 25 world records... More.
* 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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