1957 Middleweight World Weightlifting Champions

Posted on Thursday, November 2nd, 2017 by John Wood
A rare shot at the winner’s stand of the Middleweight class (75kg) at the 1957 World Weightlifting Championships (held in Tehran, Iran from November 8 to November 12, 1957.) Tommy Kono and Soviet lifter Fyodor Bogdanovsky both had an identical 420 kg. total but Kono took the Gold on lighter bodyweight. It must have stung too, it was the only Silver medal for the the Soviet team, they took the Gold in every other weight class. Polish lifter Jan Bochenek got the Bronze with a 395 kg total.