PAUL ANDERSON WINS HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE Weighlifters gather in Germany for the World Championships. It's America's Paul Anderson of Tocoa, Georgia, only 22 years old, who steals the show with an incredible record-shattering performance to win the heavyweight title.
WEIGHTLIFTING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - 1955 Germany is the site of the Weightlifting World Championships where the world's top weight-lifters gather for the international crown. Russia wins the team event, but it's America's Paul Anderson of Tocoa, Georgia who steals the show with an incredible 1,000 pounds plus record performance to win the heavyweight title.
WEIGHTLIFTER VASILY ALEXEEV LIFTS 507 LBS. Russia's famed weightlifter Vasily Alexeev (Alekseyev) steps out onto the stage then proceeds to lift an incredible 230 kg (507 lbs) above his head. The Soviet strongman won two Olympic gold medals and set 80 world records between 1970 and 1977.
Date: 1976 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:48:00, No Audio
OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING TRYOUTS Olympic weight-lifting hopefuls try out for a berth on the team at the World Fair Pavilion in New York City. Tony Garcy, Louis Riecke and Norbert Schemansky all make it in.
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