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Olympic Weightlifting
Clyde Emrich

Clyde Emrich

Here’s a classic shot of Clyde Emrich’s opening press of 292 lbs. at the 1955 World Championships held in Munich, Germany. It was the only press that Clyde made that day, getting subsequently turned down twice for 303 lbs. Clyde finished the day with a 427.5 kg total...

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Don Booth

Don Booth

Weightlifter Don Booth, captain of the Denver Central YMCA weightlifting team, demonstrates the form that helped him with a silver medal in 165-pound class in the 1962 National YMCA Championships. Denver Central YMCA, meet director of the Rocky Mountain AAU...

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The 1946 U.S. World Weightlifting Team

The 1946 U.S. World Weightlifting Team

A look at most of the 1946 U.S. World Weightlifting Team left to right: John Davis, Emerick Ishikawa, Frank Spellman, John Terpak, Stan Stanczyk, and coach Bob Hoffman. (not pictured: Frank Kay.) This was the first team to lift against the Russians. Davis and Stanczyk...

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Frans De Haes

Frans De Haes

Franciscus “Frans” De Haes was a Belgian weightlifter who won the very first gold medal ever awarded in the featherweight class at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. 1920 was the first time that weightlifting was divided into weight categories. In those days,...

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Abraham Charité

Abraham Charité

Abraham “Bram” Charité was a Dutch weightlifter who won a Bronze medal at the 1948 Summer Olympic Games in London, England with a 412.5 kg total. (127.5 kg press, 125 kg snatch, 160 kg c&j) As of the time of this writing, Charité’s Bronze remains the last Olympic...

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Pierre Bonnes

Pierre Bonnes

Another look at the great French strongman and wrestler Pierre Bonnes. Bonnes is thought to be the first man who snatched 250 lbs. in the “split” style. Many noted strong men of the day ridiculed this style of lifting but it would eventually some become the norm and...

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Tag:
Olympic Weightlifting
Clyde Emrich

Clyde Emrich

Here’s a classic shot of Clyde Emrich’s opening press of 292 lbs. at the 1955 World Championships held in Munich, Germany. It was the only press that Clyde made that day, getting subsequently turned down twice for 303 lbs. Clyde finished the day with a 427.5 kg total...

read more
Don Booth

Don Booth

Weightlifter Don Booth, captain of the Denver Central YMCA weightlifting team, demonstrates the form that helped him with a silver medal in 165-pound class in the 1962 National YMCA Championships. Denver Central YMCA, meet director of the Rocky Mountain AAU...

read more
The 1946 U.S. World Weightlifting Team

The 1946 U.S. World Weightlifting Team

A look at most of the 1946 U.S. World Weightlifting Team left to right: John Davis, Emerick Ishikawa, Frank Spellman, John Terpak, Stan Stanczyk, and coach Bob Hoffman. (not pictured: Frank Kay.) This was the first team to lift against the Russians. Davis and Stanczyk...

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Frans De Haes

Frans De Haes

Franciscus “Frans” De Haes was a Belgian weightlifter who won the very first gold medal ever awarded in the featherweight class at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp. 1920 was the first time that weightlifting was divided into weight categories. In those days,...

read more
Abraham Charité

Abraham Charité

Abraham “Bram” Charité was a Dutch weightlifter who won a Bronze medal at the 1948 Summer Olympic Games in London, England with a 412.5 kg total. (127.5 kg press, 125 kg snatch, 160 kg c&j) As of the time of this writing, Charité’s Bronze remains the last Olympic...

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Pierre Bonnes

Pierre Bonnes

Another look at the great French strongman and wrestler Pierre Bonnes. Bonnes is thought to be the first man who snatched 250 lbs. in the “split” style. Many noted strong men of the day ridiculed this style of lifting but it would eventually some become the norm and...

read more