10 thoughts on “1972 Olympic Weightlifters”

  1. When did the plates begin to have the standard colors? I noticed the 25 kg
    plates are yellow and black here.

  2. Probably in 1996 when the IWF was founded. I think it was up to the
    facility before that, they even had 50kg plates.

  3. Probably in 1980s when the IWF became more involved in being standards. I
    think it was up to the facility before that, they even had 50kg plates.

  4. Jeroen Vandenheede

    The heavyweight competition started on the day of the ‘Munich Massacre’ (A
    terroristic attack on the Israelian team. Among the victims there was also
    a weightlifter). For example; ‘our’ Serge Reding (2:00) & (4:09). He was
    well prepared and ready for at least another silver medal in the Munchen
    (like in 1968). Serge who has always been a very sensitive person was
    emotionally very touched by that terrible event and couldn’t lift his
    starting weights in the press. No total – no medal…

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