History of Olympic Weightlifting
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Thank you so much for the colorized photos of so many Soviet lifters. Many of these were before I got interested in lifting but many were also lifters who never got to compete outside of the SU due to the incredible depth of the nations talent pool. They set world records but never made international teams. The old saying was, 'It's harder for a Soviet to make it to the world championships than it is to win them.' I love what you do here.
Great, wonderfull site!
Many thanks for your fantastic work!
Thank you so much for 1967 Special Tournament in Mexico City results. I loved the fact you provided extended data for many athletes. Some of these guys did not medal again in Olympics and World championship. It is probably too late but IWF should recognize these guys as 1967 champions.
Thanks, Victor! I talked to them @ NYT a few days ago but haven't seen the article yet! Googled for it and it is a good research and infographics. Love to be mentioned with Lift Up too, of course :-)
Congratulations to Arthur and his website for being acknowledged in yesterday's New York Times for providing pictures of several weightlifters.
If I may add a question: What exactly were all of those leg wraps and/or straps that Lely Burgos was wearing in the Olympics?
Just wanted to add this update on Mr. Norbert Shemansky health from Mr. Stephen Petro, flat rock mi, USA:
grandpa schemansky is not doing the best with health at this time 92 years old and is in 24 hour care please send prayers for the norbert schemansky thanks
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Very good site, thanks for this.
Olympic games 2000, Super Heavyweight, 3. Place:
Picture is NOT Andrey Chemerkin, this lifters
Name is Danielyan, Ashot
Thank You, Mr. Chidlovski, for this wonderfull site!
Here is a great ho video from 1964 Olympics featuring top three finishers in each weight catagory. Please watch Novak 3rd place finisher in 60kg at about 3:45. You will get a kick out of that ;)