History of Olympic Weightlifting
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World Championship, Vienna, Austria, 1961: One of the finest mid-heavyweights of the 1960s, Ireneusz Palinski (Poland) at the prime of his career winning the 1961 World title in the 90kg class with the 475 kg world record in total. Palinski was a superb clutch lifter and a master of the split style in the snatch and clean. His most powerful lift was arguably his clean-and-jerk. The footage features Palinski setting up his unforgettable clean-and-jerk world record (190KG). The record stayed unbeaten for four years.
* 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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