Learn about Olympic weightlifting! Jim Schmitz, 3-time coach of the U.S. Olympic Weightlifting team, teaches The Snatch. In slow motion at equivalent of 2400 frames per second. Demonstrators: Brian Wilhelm and Kari Shimomura.
Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., was born on January 17, 1942, Louisville, Kentucky. He would later change his name to Muhammad Ali and hold the world heavyweight title three times. But in 1960, Clay was an 18-year old boxer who won the Olympic light heavyweight crown in Rome, pummeling his Polish opponent in the final. It’s said that Clay was so proud of his gold medal that he didn’t take it off for two days.
Olympian Jordan Burroughs takes us on a tour of the Olympic Training Center (OTC) in Colorado Springs, CO where the World Champ wrestler trains with his Olympic teammates.