chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Remembering John Davis (USA, 1921-1984)

January 12, 2019 – Happy Birthday to the legendary John Davis  (USA). He would have been 98 today.

On the History in Color cover photo, there are 9 Summer Olympics in various weight clases, 5 Olympic and 15 World titles, 5 Pan American golds and 50 word records…

On the History in Color cover photo, there are three legendary U.S. athletes (left to right):

Norbert Schemansky, 4x Olympian, Olympic champion of Helsinki (1952),

John Davis, 2x Olympian, Olympic champion of London (1948) and Helsinki (1952) and

Tommy Kono, 3x Olympian, Olympic champion of  Helsinki (1952) and Melbourne (1956).

Tags: celebrate!, history in color, lift up, olympics, photography, usa, weightlifting, yesterday's hero

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