chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Big Mugs For Big Champions in Munich (1955)

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.

1955 World Championship
Location: Munich, FRG
Weight Class: Super Heavyweight  [90+ kg]</p>

More Info On 1955 World Championship

Rank Athlete Results (kg)
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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