First Take – American Weightlifting: The Documentary

The film profiles the current state of Olympic weightlifting in the US, with particular emphasis on the numerous challenges currently facing the sport in the country. Interviews with coaches and athletes throughout the documentary reveal just how obscure weightlifting is as a sport in the country, especially when compared with foreign nations that have far greater participation and funding.

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