chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

King of Belgium Loves Olympic Weightlifting


History in Color:

King Baudoin of Belgium and his men are visiting Belgian Olympic team before the 1968 Summer Olympic Games of Mexico.

The royal support helped! Belgian weightlifting greats had a great performance in Mexico City.

Legendary super heavyweight Serge Reding (3rd left) won a silver Olympic medal with the 555kg (195 + 147.5+ 212) total. Brilliant Jean-Pierre Van Lerberghe (2nd left), member of prestigious Club 500, finished with a solid 447.5kg (147.5 + 130+ 170) total in the middle heavyweight.

The black-and-white original is a courtesy of Jean-Pierre Van Lerberghe. He recently stopped by the Lift Up project and we’ll definitely talk about it later.

Tags: history in color, lift up, olympics, photography, weightlifting

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