Team USA Weightlifting in Munich (1955)


History in Color: Team USA Weightlifting is having a good time in Munich, Germany during the 1955 World Championship.

Left to right:
Jim Bradford (90+kg, silver), Jim George (82.5kg, bronze), Paul Anderson (90+kg, gold), Clyde Elmrich (90kg, silver), Peter George (75kg, gold), Tommy Kono (82.5kg, gold), Bob Hoffman (head coach), Chuck Vinci (56kg, silver), John Terpak (team manager).
Special thanks for the original b/w photo sent to us by Rolf Eberhard (Switzerland)


1955 World Championship
Location: Munich, FRG


Weight Class Name Total (kg)
56 Bantamweight Vladimir STOGOV, Soviet Union 105+100+130 = 335
60 Featherweight Rafael CHIMISHKYAN, Soviet Union 102.5+107.5+140 = 350
67.5 Lightweight Nikolay KOSTYLEV, Soviet Union 112.5+125+145 = 382.5
75 Middleweight Peter GEORGE, United States 120+127.5+157.5 = 405
82.5 Light Heavyweight Tommy Tamio KONO, United States 142.5+127.5+165 = 435
90 Middle Heavyweight Arkady VOROBYEV, Soviet Union 145+140+170 = 455
90+ Super Heavyweight Paul ANDERSON, United States 185+145+182.5 = 512.5

Note: To view a complete list of the winners in the weight classes above,
please follow the link associated with the weight class.

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