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Weightlifting
Chuck Vinci

Chuck Vinci

Chuck Vinci was another great olympic weightlifter from York, Pennsylvania. Though he stood only 4’11” and weighed 123 pounds, he could clean & jerk well over 300 pounds and snatch 220+. Vinci was a Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist (1956 and 1960), Seven-time world...

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George Hackenschmidt in 1902

George Hackenschmidt in 1902

1902 was a pretty good year for “The Russian Lion,”George Hackenschmidt. That year he won the European Greco-Roman wrestling championship and took 3rd place in the World weight lifting championships in Vienna, Austria. This rare picture was taken in January, 1902 and...

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Tag:
Weightlifting
Chuck Vinci

Chuck Vinci

Chuck Vinci was another great olympic weightlifter from York, Pennsylvania. Though he stood only 4’11” and weighed 123 pounds, he could clean & jerk well over 300 pounds and snatch 220+. Vinci was a Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist (1956 and 1960), Seven-time world...

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George Hackenschmidt in 1902

George Hackenschmidt in 1902

1902 was a pretty good year for “The Russian Lion,”George Hackenschmidt. That year he won the European Greco-Roman wrestling championship and took 3rd place in the World weight lifting championships in Vienna, Austria. This rare picture was taken in January, 1902 and...

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