Hans Haas

Posted on Sunday, December 10th, 2017 by John Wood
Hans Haas, the Austrian weightlifter, was the second man to do a double bodyweight clean & jerk in international competition. He accomplished this mark in winning the Gold Medal in the lightweight class at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. Haas came back four years later to win the Silver medal at the 1932 Games in Los Angeles.
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Wally Zagurski Lifts The Cyr Dumbbell

Posted on Friday, November 8th, 2013 by John Wood

Wally Zagurski Lifts The Cyr Dumbbell

Wally Zagurski, an original member of the York Barbell Club by way of St. Charles, Missouri, was one of the few men who could bent press the famous 202 lb.Louis Cyr Dumbbell – and many certainly tried. Zagurski was also a great weightlifter and competed in the 1932 Olympics. The Cyr Bell can still be seen at the York Barbell Hall of Fame.

Rene Duverger

Posted on Saturday, January 19th, 2013 by John Wood
Rene Duverger - French Olympic Weightlifting Champion
The French weightlifter Rene Duverger won the Gold in the lightweight class (67.5kg) at the 1932 Olympic games in Los Angeles, California. Duverger’s total was 325kg on the day and comprised of a 97.5 kg press, a 102.5 kg snatch and a 125 kg clean and jerk.

Mark Berry and John Grimek

Posted on Monday, June 11th, 2012 by John Wood

Mark Berry and John Grimek

Mark Berry (left) and John Grimek (right) at the time when Berry was the weightlifting coach for the 1936 Olympic games, held in Berlin, Germany. The Mark Berry Bar Bell Courses, which featured Grimek demonstrating a number of exercises, appeared shortly afterwards. As they had a lot of time on their hands, it’s conceivable that Berry and Grimek discussed the details of said courses on the boat trip over to Germany.

Berry was also the weightlifting coach during the 1932 Olympics, held in Los Angeles, California.