Sayed Nosseir

Posted on Monday, October 22nd, 2018 by John Wood
Here we have the great Egyptian weightlifter Sayed Nosseir deadlifting what looks to be about 400 lbs. at a festival in Berlin in 1935. Nosseir won the Gold Medal in the light-heavyweight class at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic games with a 355 kg total (Press: 100 kg. — Snatch: 112.5 kg. — Clean & Jerk: 142.5 kg.). (This was Egypt’s first ever Gold Medal, btw.) Over his career, Nosseir set 12 World records: four each in the snatch, clean & jerk, and total.

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Josef Strassberger

Posted on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 by John Wood

As a super-heavyweight, the great German Weightlifter Josef Strassberger won the Gold Medal at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games. He came back four years later to beat his winning total although by the 1932 Los Angeles Games it was only good enough for Bronze. Strassberger set six World Records during his career including his best press of 300 pounds which he accomplished in 1935.
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