History in Color:
October 16, 1955, Munich, Germany – Weightlifting heavyweight champions receive medals and awards after competing in the 90+kg weight class at the 1955 World and European Championships in Munich (left to right):
Paul Anderson (USA, 164.5kg, gold medal), Jim Bradford (USA, 134.5kg, silver medal) and Eino Makinen (Finland, 103.1kg, bronze medal)
Eino Makinen seems to be less occupied with holding a gigantic beer mug as his award for the 3rd place at the 1955 World Championships. Nothing to be surprised about – on October 16, 1955, Makinen became the first ever Finnish European champion! Holding the award for the European title was more important for him at the moment.
|1||Paul ANDERSON, United States||185+145+182.5 = 512.5|
|2||James BRADFORD, United States||165+145+165 = 475|
|3||Eino MAKINEN, Finland||127.5+127.5+167.5 = 422.5|
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