chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

Made in USA: Glorious Duo

T. Kono and P.George

Team USA Olympic Legends

in History in Color

Team USA 1948 Team USA 1952

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Olympic champions Tommy Kono and Peter George of Team USA exchange smiles while lifting 170kg at the open training session.

Tommy Kono won the Summer Olympics in 1952 and 1956 and won a silver medal in 1960. Peter George won the Olympics in 1952 and was a vice champion in 1948 and 1956.

Besides Olympic and world titles and records, there is fantastic period in the Olympic weightlifting history associated with these true legends of this sport.

It was a time when Team USA was the leading weightlifting powerhouse in the world and it was an honor to compete against these guys on the same platform.



Tags: history in color, lift up, olympics, photography, usa, weightlifting

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