History of Olympic Weightlifting
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Featuring Israel Arsamakov (USSR) ending up with a silver medal at the 1986 World Championship in Sofia, Bulgaria and his starry night in Seoul at the 1988 Summer Olympics where he won a gold medal in the 82.5 kg class with the 167.5 kg snatch and 210 kg clean-and-jerk. The medal was well-earned by this outstanding rock solid athlete who seemed to be overshadowed by legendary Yurik Vardanyan for many years. Who wasn't?
* 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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