Josef Matějček

Posted on Friday, December 8th, 2017 by John Wood
Shown here: Josef Matějček of Czechoslovakia, stalking the bar at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games. Adding up the weight on the bar, this looks like his first press attempt. Matějček finished 11th in the lightweight class with a 265 kg total.
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Jaroslav Skobla at the 1928 Olympics

Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 by John Wood

A look at the great Czechoslovakian weightlifter Jaroslav Skobla during a reflective moment at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. He took Bronze…and doesn’t look happy about it. Over the next four years, Skobla added 22.5 kg to his total and took the Heavyweight gold medal at the 1932 Los Angeles games.
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Jaroslav Skobla

Posted on Friday, November 30th, 2012 by John Wood

Jaroslav Skolba

Jaroslav Skobla, the great Czechoslovakian weightlifter, won the Gold Medal in the heavyweight class at the 1932 Olympic Summer Games in Los Angeles where his total was 380 kg: Skobla won Bronze at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics with a 357.5 kg total.