chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Gosta Magnusson (Sweden)

History in Color:

October 3, 1947, Helsinki, Finland – Swedish heavyweight Gosta Magnusson prepares for lifting in the 82.5+kg class at the 1947 European Championships in Helsinki.

It was the first European Championships after the WWII.

32-year old Gosta Magnusson took the 4th place with a 370kg total. His bodyweight was 85.4kg.

The next year, Magnusson won a bronze medal in the 82.5kg class at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London.

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