Proud To Be An American (1972)


History in Color:

Original black-and-white shot of Olympic Team USA 1972 was published in the “Strength and Health” magazine.

Left to right:

Front row:
Dan Cantore (67.5kg, 9th place), Russ Knipp (75kg, 8th place), Fred Lowe (75kg, 9th place);
Back row:
John Terpak (Coach), Rudy Sablo (Manager), Phillip Grippaldi (90kg, 4th place), Patrick Holbrook (90kg, 5th place), Ken Patera (11o+kg), Alan Ball (110kg, 11th place), Frank Capsouras (110kg, 10th place), Mike Karchut (82.5kg)

More Weightlifting Americana in Color

1972 Summer Olympics
Location: Munich, FRG


Weight Class Name Total (kg)
52 Flyweight Zygmunt SMALCERZ, Poland 112.5OR+100+125 = 337.5
56 Bantamweight Imre FOLDI, Hungary 127.5OR+0.5+142.5 = 377.5WR
60 Featherweight Norair NURIKIAN, Bulgaria 127.5OR+117.5+157.5WR = 402.5EWR
67.5 Lightweight Mukharby KIRZHINOV, Soviet Union 147.5+135EOR+177.5WR = 460WR
75 Middleweight Yordan BIKOV, Bulgaria 160+140+185 = 485WR
82.5 Light Heavyweight Leif JENSSEN, Norway 172.5OR+150OR+185 = 507.5OR
90 Middle Heavyweight Andon NIKOLOV, Bulgaria 180+155+190 = 525OR
110 Heavyweight Jaan TALTS, Soviet Union 210OR+165+205 = 580OR
110+ Super Heavyweight Vasily ALEXEEV, Soviet Union 235OR+175OR+230OR = 640OR

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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