Happy 4th of July or U.S. Weightlifting Team On Its Way To Europe in 1954
History in Color:
York, PA, USA, Fall 1954 – U.S. Weightlifting Team is on its way to the 1954 World Championships in Vienna, Austria (left to right):
Clarence Johnson (team manager), NA, John Terpak (York Barbell, assistant coach), Bob Hoffman (York Barbell, coach), John Davis (90+kg, injured), Clyde Emrich (90kg, Bronze), Dr. John Ziegler, Norbert Schemansky (90+kg, Gold), Dave Sheppard (90kg, Silver), Pete George (75kg, Gold), Stan Stanszyk (75kg, Bronze), NA, Tommy Kono (82.5kg, Gold), Joe Terlazzo (York Barbell).
All of the personalities on the cover photo played a part of the great era in the history of Olympic weightlifting in the USA and in the world. They won numerous Olympics, World Championships and many other international tournaments. They were the best in the world at the time and they were truly proud Americans. It’s a good day to bring their remarkable names for this great occasion. Happy 4th of July to all who celebrate the USA Independence Day today!