History of Olympic Weightlifting
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Charles Vinci (b. 1933), of York, Pennsylvania, USA, was one of the greatest bantamweight athletes ever. His gold medal in Rome in 1960 was the last gold medal that the United State won at the Olympics in weightlifting... More. Original footage is a courtesy Mr. Frank Rothwell (Ireland).
* 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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