chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Happy 4th of July!


This is a Happy 4th of July Olympic weightlifting style message!

U.S. weightlifting has a long and impressive history of legendary teams, coaches and athletes. One of them was John Terpak (1912-1993) and, by the way, he was also born on July 4!

The History in Color series showcases a color version of the clean-and-jerk demo lifting by John Terpak of the York Barbell back in the glorious days of the legendary weightlifting place in York, PA. John Terpak was a significant part of the York Barbell. First, as a decorated athlete and then as the right hand of Bob Hoffman in management and administration, as a vice president, CEO, and chairman of the board of York Barbell.

As an athlete, John Terpak was a graduate of the York Barbell Club. He was a 2x World Champion (1937, 1947) and a 2x U.S. Olympian. He competed for the nation at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin (5th place in the 75kg) and at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London (4th place in the 82.5kg).

Tags: celebrate!, history in color, lift up, olympics, photography, usa, weightlifting

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