chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

1928 Olympics in Amsterdam: Czech Weightlifting Team

With only a few days before the beginning of the 2018 IWF Championships and national weightlifting teams traveling to Ashgabat, here goes a History in Color version of a group shot of weightlifting Team Czechoslovakia made 90 years ago at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam:

Left to right:

X, Jaroslav Skobla (82.5kg+, bronze medal), Bohumil Sykora (75kg, 17th place), Josef Matejcek (67.5kg, 11th place), Frantisek Vitasek (60kg, 8th place), Vaclav Psenicka Sr. (82.5kg, 4th place), Josef Vacek (60kg, 8th place), X

Note: There were 7 contenders from Czechoslovakia at the 1928 Olympics. Jan Kostrba (75kg, 11th place) is missing on this photo.


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

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