Kaarlo Kangasniemi in Mexico City
The Lift Up:History in Color series:
Legendary Finnish Olympic weightlifter Kaarlo Kangasniemi lifting in the snatch part of the 1968 Summer Olympics in the 90kg weight class in Mexico City.
27-year old Kangasniemi won the gold medal that night with the 517.5 kg total (172.5+157.5+187.5)
My best results in the 90 kg weight class were press – 180 kg, snatch – 162.5 kg, clean-and-jerk – 196 kg. In the 82.5 kg class, my personal best were press – 165 kg, snatch – 157.5 kg and clean-and-jerk 190 kg. In terms of squats, I did 250×5 back squats and 230×5 front squat in the 82.5 kg class.
Kaarlo Kangasniemi in the interview ti Lift Up