History of Olympic Weightlifting
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Summer Olympics, Tokyo, Japan, 1964: Vladimir Golovanov (USSR) presses 165KG in the 90KG weightclass competition. In Tokyo, Golovanov won the gold medal with the 487.5 total. He was one of the strongest middle heavyweight athletes of the mid 1960s.
* 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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