Legendary John Davis in Paris


History in Color:
October 15, 1950 – Legendary American heavyweight, 2x Olympic Champion John Davis competes at the 1950 World Championship in Paris, France.

John Davis (1921-1984) definitely deserves much more than a brief article. We had published a few interviews and articles about him at the the Lift Up project including the series at the History in Color.

As for the 1950 World tournament in Paris, Davis won his fifth World title with the 462.5kg in total (world record).

His bodyweight was 101.4kg.

Davis pressed 145kg, snatched 147.5kg and clean-and-jerked 170kg.

He outlifted the silver medalist Yakov Kutsenko of the USSR by 20kg.

You may also like...

1 Response

  1. Adam Blalock says:

    Great picture! Notice the thumbless grip he used to clean the barbell for the press!

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Your email address will not be published.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.