January 19th, 2018

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Fred Lowe (USA)


The Weightlifting History in Color cover photo features the clean-and-jerk lift by Fred Lowe, one of the most impressive U.S. middleweight.


team-usa-1968Frederick “Fred” Lowe (b. 1947) was a 3-x U.S. Olympian. He competed at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City (1968, 8th),  Munich (1972, 9th) and Montreal (1976, 11th). Lowe was also selected to represent the United States at the World Championships in 1969, 1970, 1973, 1981.


Fred Lowe won gold medals at 8 Senior National Championships (1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1981) and set numerous national records. During his outstanding career as an athlete, Fred Lowe competed for the Duncan YMCA (Chicago, IL) and York Barbell Club (York, PA) and appeared in 16 U.S. National Championships (1968-1976, 1980-1981, 1997-2000, 2011).


Besides his solid career stats, Fred Lowe was a brilliant weightlifting technician (especially, in the clean-and-jerk program). Those who actually studied the techniques and competed on the Olympic weightlifting platform might really appreciate sharp clean-and-jerk lifting by Fred Lowe. It’s almost a textbook positioning and angles demonstrated on the athlete’s best results. Just beautiful and highly enjoyable!