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Graham May, 1974 Commonwealth Games

This television clip shows New Zealand weightlifter Graham May competing in the 1974 Commonwealth Games in Christchurch. Despite the setback of a fall, which became a frequently replayed television clip, May went on to win gold in the +110kg combined (superheavyweight) category.

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Peter Clayworth, 'Bodybuilding, weightlifting and powerlifting - Weightlifting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 July 2022)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 27 Jan 2015