• Short Summary

    In the United States, on Sunday (20 June), 100 of the country's top weight-lifters took part in a contest, closely watched by the Olympic selection committee.

  • Description

    1.
    GV and SV: competitor lifting 341 1/2 pounds
    0.16

    2.
    CU: result board
    0.18

    3.
    G: Mark Cameron of New York lifting 369 1/4 pounds
    0.30

    4.
    SV: crowd applauds
    0.34

    5.
    SV: Contestants failing to make lifts (6 shots)
    0.46

    6.
    CU; result board
    0.50

    7.
    Competitor completing clean and jerk
    1.01

    8.
    SV: crowd applauds
    1.02

    9.
    GV: Mark Cameron lifting 479 1/2 pounds


    10.
    SV: spectators applaud
    1.17

    11.
    GV: Cameron receiving winners trophy
    1.31



    Initials RH/RP/JB/2200


    SPORT: WEIGHTLIFTING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In the United States, on Sunday (20 June), 100 of the country's top weight-lifters took part in a contest, closely watched by the Olympic selection committee. The senior national amateur athletic union championships, held in Philadelphia, were a prelude to the Olympic elimination trials.

    SYNOPSIS: The heavyweight division involved two lifts. In the snatch Raymond Levalha, a little unsteady at first, managed 341 1/2 pounds (154 kgs). He was finally placed sixth.

    This is the eventual winner, Mark Cameron of the New York Barbell club. He led the field with a lift of 369 1/4 pounds (168 kgs)
    But not everyone was so successful. Just one wrong move and the inevitable could happen.

    In the clean and jerk competition, the weights increase. Various lifters used various techniques. For some, the facial expressions seemed to help.

    But yet gain, Mark Cameron proved that he was not restricted in his choice of events. Cameron lifted 479 1/2 pounds (215 Kgs). According to the experts, he is almost certain to be chosen for the Olympics in Montreal. Cameron also won the overall points for the day lifting a total of 848 3/4 pounds (372 Kgs).

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2NDEUQDB7RRKVSOWS2YXVJ5C5
    Media URN:
    VLVA2NDEUQDB7RRKVSOWS2YXVJ5C5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/06/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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