chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Gosta Magnusson (Sweden): Bronze Olympic Medal in Helsinki

History in Color:

August 11, 1948, Helsinki, Finland – Swedish light heavyweight Gosta Magnusson performs a snatch lift  in the 82.5kg class at the 1948 Summer Olympics in Helsinki.

A year before also in Helsinki, Gosta Magnusson took the 4th place in the 82.5+kg class with a 370kg total at the European Championships. His bodyweight was 85.4kg.

This time at the Olympics, Magnusson’s bodyweight was 82.49 and he won a bronze Olympic medal in the 82.5kg class with a 375kg total.


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