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From the Vault – Commonwealth Games: 1974 Commonwealth Games - Graham May Face-Plant

  • Sunday 1 Apr

G Anyone who watched television in the 70s or 80s will have seen the classic "It's moments like these you need...." Minties ad that featured weightlifter Graham May. His mishap from the 1974 Commonwealth Games saw him fall flat on his face after passing out while holding a 187.5kg barbell over his head. Despite the fall May went on to win gold in the super heavyweight (110kg+) division, and weightlifting gained a local profile due to his and the NZ team's success.

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Commonwealth Games: 1974 Commonwealth Games - Graham May Face-Plant
  • Sunday 1 Apr
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