March 18th, 2018

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Pete George Wins the Snatch Competition

P.George (1950)


History in Color:

October 14, 1950 – Peter George of Team USA snatches the top result (125kg) for the middleweights at the 1950 World Championship in Paris, France.


Peter won both the snatch and clean-and-jerk programs but still earned only a silver medal. The title was won by legendary Khadr El Touni of Egypt due to 17.5kg lead in the press lift. Vladimir Pushkarev of Team USSR was the 3rd in the middleweight.

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Russ Knipp (USA)

R.Knipp


History in Color:

2x U.S. Olympian and an outstanding presser, Russ Knipp (1942-2006) of Pittsburgh, PA was a popular Olympic weightlifter among the athletes and the Iron Game followers.


Nick-named as “the knipper”, “the fireplug”, “the squatting machine”, he was one of most impressive pressers in the history of American weightlifting. He set four world records in the middleweight class and all four were in press lifts.


Despite a significant disadvantage of a poor elbows lock-up, Russ had an outstanding career with the Team USA Weightlifting and competed for the United States at two Summer Olympic tournaments.


He took the 4th place in Mexico City (1968) and the 8th place in Munich (1972).


Knipp also won the gold medals at the Pan American Games in 1967 and 1971.


He was a 3x U.S. National Champion in 1967, 1968, 1971.

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After the Medal Ceremony in Tokyo

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History in Color:

Bronze medalist Norbert Schemansky of Detroit, USA and new Olympic champion Leonid Zhabotinsky of Zaporozhye, Ukraine are having a brief conversation backstage after the end of the super heavyweight medal ceremony at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.


It was the 4th and the last Olympics for a 40-year old Schemansky and the 1st Olympics for a 26-year old Zhabotinsky.




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Summer Olympics1964 Summer Olympics
Location: Tokyo, JPN
Weight Class: Super Heavyweight  [90+ kg]</p>

More Info On 1964 Summer Olympics

Rank Athlete Results (kg)
1 Leonid ZHABOTINSKY, Soviet Union 187.5 + 167.5OR+ 217.5WR = 572.5OR
2 Yury VLASOV, Soviet Union 197.5WR + 162.5+ 210 = 570
3 Norbert SCHEMANSKY, United States 180 + 165+ 192.5 = 537.5
4 Gary GUBNER, United States 175 + 150+ 187.5 = 512.5
5 Karoly ECSER, Hungary 175 + 147.5+ 185 = 507.5
6 Mohamed Mahmoud IBRAHIM, Egypt 162.5 + 145+ 187.5 = 495
7 Ivan VESELINOV, Bulgaria 165 + 135+ 190 = 490
8 Ho-Dong HWANG, South Korea 162.5 + 135+ 185 = 482.5
9 Don OLIVER , New Zealand 157.5 + 132.5+ 190 = 480
10 Serge REDING, Belgium 167.5 + 130+ 180 = 477.5
11 Manfred RIEGER , Germany 150 + 140+ 185 = 475
12 Manoucher BOROUMAND, Iran 155 + 140+ 170 = 465
13 Silva SUNIL MUNIC, Australia 150 + 130+ 185 = 465
14 Yao Ling WU, Taiwan 147.5 + 145+ 167.5 = 460
15 Ernesto VARONA MORELL, Cuba 155 + 130+ 172.5 = 457.5
16 Bahtiyar NURULLAEV, Iraq 147.5 + 125+ 172.5 = 445
17 Humberto SELVETTI, Argentina 155 + 130+ 150 = 445
18 Udo QUERCH, Austria 155 + 125+ 162.5 = 442.5
19 Hadi Abdul JABBAR, Iraq 147.5 + 125+ 160 = 432.5
20 Brandon BAILEY , Trinidad and Tobago 155 + 120+ 150 = 425
21 Eino MAKINEN, Finland 137.5 + 140+ 0 = 0


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