Material relating to newsreel story "Weightlifters of the World Compete" - 58/25.
Selected originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out-takes, rushes) for story "Weightlifters of the World Compete" 58/25.
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Russia / Soviet Union.
GV Interior of the Palace of Sports of the Lenin Central Stadium in Moscow where the weightlifting championships are to take place. SV Stepan Ulyanov of the USSR. a world record holder in the featherweight class lifting. CU Part of the crowd. SV Chinese Featherweight champion Tchen Tsing-Kai making his lift (he is the eventual winner in this class). CU Crowds applauding. CU Winner of the Featherweight class on the dais with his two nearest rivals on either side of him. SV Soviet doctor Arkady Vorobyov, previous champion preparing to make his lift in the Middleweight class (he is the eventual winner). CU Men in crowd. CU Vorobyov making his lift and he staggers a little bit with the weight but keeps his balance. SV Part of the audience. CU Bulgarian champion Ivan Vesilinov preparing to make his lift. CU Of him making his lift. CU Of him standing with the weight lifted above his head, he brings it down and lets fall to the floor, it hits the floor and he raises his arms and runs away from the camera. CU Commentator with microphone. CU Forobyov on the dais holding a bouquet with Hasan Rahnavzardy on his left (he finished second) and Veselinov on his right. CU Men fixing more weights onto the lifting bar. SV Section of the audience. CU Vazlav Syrovy, Czechoslovakian dentist who eventually finished 3rd in the Heavyweight class and by doing so set up a new national record. CU Syrovy lifting. SV Section of audience. CU Elexei Medvedey making his lift, he won the Heavyweight class and by doing so set up a new USSR record for the clean and jerk of 414 lbs. CU People in the audience. CU Medvedey on the dais with the second and third on each side of him and women hand them bouquets. (F.G.)