Watch that Lift
TitleWatch that Lift
DirectorMartine Lumbroso
CountryUK
Year1986
Duration13mins
FormatVhs video, Umatic video
DescriptionNovember 1985 - for the first time in Britain women take part in a national Olympic Weight Lifting Championship. Christine Starling is a champion in her weight class (60-70kg). This portrait of a south east Londoner shows the passion and determination of a woman facing the challenge of competitive sports, albeit with the support of her husband and her coach. Christine is only one of many competitors joining more and more in this exciting sport, long an enclave of males, but now a definite milestone of female athletic history.