• Short Summary

    AN INTERNATIONAL WEIGHTLIFTING CONTEST WAS HELD IN PARIS DURING THE WEEKEND TO MARK THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FRENCH WEIGHTLIFTING AND PHYSICAL CULTURE ASSOCIATION.

  • Description

    AN INTERNATIONAL WEIGHTLIFTING CONTEST WAS HELD IN PARIS DURING THE WEEKEND TO MARK THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FRENCH WEIGHTLIFTING AND PHYSICAL CULTURE ASSOCIATION. CONTESTANTS CAME FROM MANY EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, INCLUDING POLAND, SOVIET UNION, FINLAND, HUNGARY, GREAT BRITAIN, ITALY, BULGARIA AND BELGIUM.

    THE FAVOURITE FOR THE HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION WAS YURI VLASSOV OF THE SOVIET UNION, THE OLYMPIC AND WORLD CHAMPION. HIS APPEARANCE AT THIS CONTEST CAME ONLY TWO MONTHS AFTER SETTING UP A NEW WORLD RECORD OF 213 KILOGRAMMES (469.5 LBS) FOR THE CLEAN AND JERK LIFT.

    THE CROWD WATCHING THE CONTEST SAW VLASSOV TAKE FIRST PLACE WITH A CLEAR LEAD OVER THE OTHER CONTESTANTS. HE DID NOT, HOWEVER SET UP A NEW RECORD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7E9RVNHG5Z347DP2RLF7OUZ23
    Media URN:
    VLVA7E9RVNHG5Z347DP2RLF7OUZ23
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/05/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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