chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Frank Spellman (USA)


History in Color:

August 10, 1948, London, UK – Middleweight Frank Spellman of Team USA wins a gold Olympic medal in the 75kg weightclass at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London.

Frank Spellman (1922-1017) competed for the Team USA Weightlifting in the late 1940s.

As shown on the History in Color cover photo, Frank Spellman won the Olympic gold in London 1948 in the middleweight class.In London, Spellman had had a perfect 9 for 9 score and set an Olympic record in total of 390kg.

As a member of the American national team, he also won bronze medal at the 1946 World Championship in Paris and silver medal at the 1947 World Championship in Philadelphia. Spellman has been inducted  to the United States Weightlifting Hall of Fame, to the Helms Hall of Fame and into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Complete profile of Frank Spellman in Olympic weightlifting is available at the Lift up.

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

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