History of Olympic Weightlifting
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Norair Nurikian was the first Bulgarian athlete to win the weightlifting title at the Olympics and to prove the efficiency of Abadzhiev's training methodology. He won two Olympic gold medals at the Olympics in Munich (1972) and Montreal (1976). The clip features Nurikyan's triumph in winning the featherweight class in 1972 and the bantamweight in 1976.
* 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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