Frank Capsouras (USA)


History in Color features a member of the international 500 Club and a world record holder, remarkable heavyweight Frank Capsouras of Team USA Weightlifting.

Frank Capsouras (b. 1947) is a native of Hackensack, NJ and competed for famous U.S. York Barbell Club.

He is a U.S. Olympian and competed at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. He took the 10th place in the 110kg class.

Frank Capsouras is one of 21 American members of a prestigious Club 500. His personal best in the total of three lifts was 525kg (172.5+150+202.5) that he reached on June 11, 1972 in Detroit, MI.

Frank also won a bronze medal for the United States at the 1975 Pan American Games in Mexico City.

On the national level, Frank Capsouras established himself as a contender from his teenage days. He won the USA Nationals in 1969 and 1972.

Frank Capsouras set a world record when he clean-and-jerked 199kg on April 12, 1969 in York.

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