History of Olympic Weightlifting
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Pioneer of Chinese weightlifting on the international arena Jingkai Chen was an amazing athlete with an extremely powerful clean and jerk for the time. In 1956, he authored the first world record ever set by a Chinese athlete - clean and jerk of 133 kg. The footage features Chen's phenomenal clean and jerk world record of 139.5 kg in the bantamweight class at the 3rd International Games in Moscow in 1957. At the time, Chen became the lightest man ever to jerk over 300 lbs.
* 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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