Yoshinobu Miyake

Posted on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 by John Wood
The great japanese lifter Yoshinobu Miyake is shown here at “the moment of truth” during the 1961 World championships where he won the Bronze Medal. It is not as evident in this picture but Miyake pioneered a unique technique known as “frog style” (or the Miyake pull), which involves a wide grip and where the legs are splayed to the side at the beginning of the lift. His focus on this technique payed off as he took home Olympic Gold in the 1964 Tokyo Games and the 1968 Games in Mexico City, and set 29 World Records over the course of his career.
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