August 10, 1948, London, UK – British bantamweight Julian Creus competes for the medals in the 56kg weight class at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London.
It was a debut of the bantamweight at the Summer Olympics and Creus won a silver medal with the 297.5kg total He actually set a new world record with the 95kg lift in the snatch. However, he was overweight after the post record weigh-in procedure and it wasn’t qualified as an official records.
Julian Creus (1917-1992) was one of the finest British lifters of the 20th century. He represented his country at three Summer Olympics – 1948 (silver medal in the 56kg class), 1952 (9th place in the 60kg class) and 1956 (11th place in the 60kg class).
Creus won 2 bronze medals at the World Championships in 1950 and 1951 and 2 silver medals at the European Championships in 1950 and 1951.
In 1950, Julian Creus won a silver medal for England in the featherweight at the Commonwealth (Empire) Games in New Zealand.