Go USA Weightlifting Marathon: Bob Bednarski

bednarski

The 2017 IWF World Championships tournament is scheduled to be held in Anaheim, USA from November 27, 2017 to December 5, 2017. The Lift Up and our sub-publications continue the Go USA Weightlifting Marathon superseries of historical articles to cheer up the Team USA and all the fans of the Iron Game who certainly will be following one of the key Olympic weightlifting events of the year.

The 8th Wonder of the World…

Robert “Bob” Bednarski of Team USA was one of the most exciting and fun to watch Olympic weightlifters in the 1960s.

He won the World Championship in 1969 and was the silver medalist in 1966 and bronze medalist in 1970. He won five U.S. Championships in the heavyweight class from 1963 to 1970 and set 12 World records.

R. Bednarski

On June 9, 1968, Bob Bednarski set two super heavyweight world records in York, PA. He pressed 206.5kg and cj’d 220.5kg. He became the strongest man on the planet of the time.

Despite of his promising debut on the international arena when he became the vice-Champion of the World in East Berlin in 1966, his rise to the elite international level wasn’t smooth and easy. At the 1967 Pan American Games, Bednarski suffered a career ending elbow injury but managed to come back the next year when when he set two world records at the 1968 Senior National Championships.

Bednarski was always the favorite of the crowd when he stepped on the competition platform to lift. His lightning-quick athletic lifting style and agility earned him love of the fans and allowed him to out lift the opponents much bigger than himself.

Robert “Bob”Bednarski (1944-2004) was a true legend of American and world Olympic weightlifting. The fans and experts called him “the eights wonder of the world” along with the other seven.

So, here it goes – the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Lighthouse of Alexandria and… the amazing Bob Bednarski of U.S. Weightlifting!

 

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Social Media Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com
Watches are undoubtedly one of the replica rolex best rulers to measure a man's taste. Apart from the breitling replica wedding ring, watches may be the most acceptable jewelry for omega replica men. Choosing a delicate watch is replica hublot understandable for a successful man. For those who really love the watch, there is a kind of almost totem like devotion to the watch. The steadiness, fortitude and punctuality of a man can be reflected in the movement of time.