Frank Spellman (1922-2017)


Olympic champion and one of the legends of the York Barbell weightlifting team, Frank Isaac Spellman died at 94 on January 12, 2017.

Frank Spellman competed for Team USA weightlifting in the late 1940s.

He won the Olympic gold medal in London 1948 in the middleweight class. As a member of the American national team, he also won bronze medal at the 1946 World Championship in Paris and silver medal at the 1947 World Championship in Philadelphia.

Spellman has been inducted  to the United States Weightlifting Hall of Fame, to the Helms Hall of Fame and into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.

Complete profile of Frank Spellman in Olympic weightlifting is available at the Lift up.

R.I.P., great champion!




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