chidlovski (chidlovski) wrote,

1948 Team USA


History in Color: 1948 Olympics

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Here goes another History in Color shot of American strongest that went to compete for the country at the first post World War II Olympics in London.

Top row (left to right):

Bob Hoffman, ?, Frank Spellman (75kg, York Barbell Club, York, PA), Harold Sakata (82.5kg, Nuuanu YMCA, Honolulu, HI), Peter George (67.5kg, A.C.M.W.L. Akron), ?, Norbert Schemansky (82.5+kg, Yaco’s Gym, Detroit, MI), Joe Pitman (67.5kg, York Barbell Club, York, PA), John Davis (82.5+kg, York Barbell Club, York, PA), ?, ?, Dietrich Wortmann

Front row (left to right):

Richard Tomita (60kg, Nuuanu YMCA, Honolulu, HI), Emerich Ishikawa (60kg, York Barbell Club, York, PA), John Terpak (75kg, York Barbell Club, York, PA), Richard Tom (56kg, Nuuanu YMCA, Honolulu, HI), Joe DiPietro (56kg, Bates Barbell Club), Stan Stanczyk (82.5kg, York Barbell Club, York, PA)

The results of this  historical tournament can be viewed here.

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

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