Jim Bradford (USA)
History in Color:
March11, 1961, Moscow, Russia – Heavyweight James Bradford of Team USA competes in the 110+kg class at the 1961 Prize of Moscow international tournament in Moscow.
Jim Bradford (1928-2013) was one of the strongest U.S. and world heavyweights in the 1950s.
He was a 2x U.S. Olympians and became 2x Olympic vice champion at the Summer Olympics in Helsinki (1952) and in Rome (1960).
Jim Bradford was a 4x World vice champion (1951, 1954, 1955, 1959). He also represented Team USA in the 90+kg class at the 1958 United States vs. the Soviet Union weightlifting series .
On the national level, Bradford won the AAU heavyweight titles in 1960 and 1961.
Jim Bradford was ranked as No. 163 in the All Time Club 500 list of the best weightlifters in the world that competed during the Olympic press era. His best total was 512.5kg (180+150+182.5) in Rome on September 10, 1960.