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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:48 am    Post subject: Jim Kelly Reply with quote

Jim Kelly Images:


One of Jim's first ever photo's which was taken during his first year in the sport.


Jim Kelly competing against England at Queens University (note the hair!)


Jim Kelly squat cleaning in Maysfield


Jim sent this bluury photo as it was his best ever C&J. He tells me the weight was 140kg


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats a bit of a soft lock out there jim
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:23 pm    Post subject: Jim Kelly Photo Reply with quote

Peter,

Guess Maurice Glover sent you this. I have it in my Club scrapbook. Your right Aaron, it was a left arm press-out. I'm also looking up at the bar instead of head through and looking straight ahead. If I had known then what I know now!!! Think this was in 1978, I was chosen to lift at middleweight and was 2.2 lbs heavy at start of weigh-in. Made it within the hour though, but was knackered for lifting. By the way Peter, this and the photo's of Laurence, Bruce and Paul Ross were from the same competition, but the competition was in Maysfield Leisure centre.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your correct Jim it was from Maurice. Maurice and George have pretty much provided all the photos so far for this section. I will give Maurice a slap on the wrists for getting the venue wrong!

Any idea what weight was on the bar? What exactly was middleweight (in lbs or kilos)?

Should get more photos up later this week.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter,

I had only been training for about a year then. There was 105kg on the bar for my first attempt. I think I missed that first lift, but took it again with success and went on to jerk 110kg. The photo is cut tight and the wrong way round. I'll send you the copy I have. Maurice must have printed it from the negative and it is obviously hard to know which side is correct after 29 years! (Hell I'm getting old).
Middle-weight was 75kg in 1978, light-heavyweight was 82.5kg, and Mid-heavyweight was 90kg. I ended up in the lightheavy's in 1979.

I will send you some other photo's of myself and give you all a laugh but in the meantime, here is the history of weightlifting categories since the beginnings of weightlifting.

In the 1896 and 1904 Olympics athletes formed two separate categories, one-hand lift and two-hand lift. No weight categories existed. Athletes lifted the weight either with one (right or left) or both hands. Specific regulations as well as weight categories (60, 67,5, 75, 82,5 and over 82,5kg) were determined for the first time at the international congress in 1913. Those five categories applied till the Berlin Olympics in 1936. The International Weightlifting Federation decided, in 1947, to add a sixth category (56kg). In 1951, a short while before the Helsinki Olympics, weight categories increased to seven: 56, 60, 67,5, 75, 82,5, 90 and over 90kg. Weightlifters competed in 7 categories at the 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964 and 1968 Olympics. The international federation set up three new categories (52, 100 and over 110kg) after abolishing the 90kg category. As a result, there were 9 categories at Munich Olympics in 1972: 52, 56, 60, 67,5, 72, 82,5, 90, 110 and over 110kg. A final category was added just before the Moscow 1980 Olympics: 100kg. Those 10 categories remained till Atlanta 1996 Olympics with a slight change of kilos. In Atlanta athletes competed in 54, 59, 64, 70, 76, 83,91, 99, 108 and over 108kg categories. On January 1, 1998 categories came down to 8 again. Athletes competed in 56, 62, 69, 77, 85, 94, 105 and over 105kg at the World Championships in Finland. Seven categories were created for women: 48kg, 53kg, 58kg, 63kg, 69kg, 75kg, +75kg.
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