History of Olympic Weightlifting
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World Championship, Vienna, Austria 1961: Alexander Kurynov (USSR) dominated the middleweight class (75KG) in the world in the first half of the 1960s. the US leading athletes in the middle heavyweight of the 1960s. The footage was donated to the Lift Up project by Mr. Frank Rothwell (Ireland). It features lifts by Kurynov that brought him the world title in 1961.
* 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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