History of Olympic Weightlifting
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Moscow, 1957: Stepan Ulyanov (USSR) a world record holder in the featherweight class lifting. Chinese Featherweight champion Chen Ching-Kai making his lift and wins the class. Soviet doctor Arkady Vorobyev, wins the 90KG class. Ivan Vesilinov (Bulgaria) makes his lift. Medal winners, Vorobyev (USSR, gold), Hasan Rahnavzardy (Iran, silver) and Ivan Veselinov (Bulgaria, bronze). Dentist Vaclav Syrovy (Czechoslovakia) sets up a new national record. Alexey Medvedev wins the 90KG+ class and sets up a new USSR record for the clean and jerk of 414 lbs.
* 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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