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Roma 1960
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Roma 1960
#2
Weightlifting Middleweight (≤75 kilograms)
Melbourne 1956
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Melbourne 1956
#1
Weightlifting Light-Heavyweight (≤82½ kilograms)
Helsinki 1952
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Helsinki 1952
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Weightlifting Lightweight (≤67½ kilograms)

Thomas Tamio KONO

Stati Uniti d'America
Sollevamento Pesi
Altezza
167 cm / 5'6''
Peso
74 kg / 162 libbre
Data di nascita
27 giu 1930 Sacramento, United States of America
Genere
Maschio

Numero di medaglie

3 Medaglie Olimpiche

Giochi Olimpici

3 Giochi Olimpici

Thomas Tamio KONO: biografia

Pound-for-pound, Tommy Kono is probably the greatest lifter produced by the United States. Between 1953 and 1959 he was undefeated in World and Olympic competition, adding six straight world titles to his two Olympic gold medals. He also won three consecutive gold medals at the Pan American Games, in 1955, 1959, and 1963.

Kono was capable of lifting well at almost any bodyweight, witnessed by his Olympic medals in three different classes. He is the only man to ever set world records in four different classes and won 11 AAU Championships – in three different weight classes. During his career he set 27 world records. Kono was a very rare weightlifter who also competed successfully as a body builder, winning the AAU Mr. Universe title in 1954, 1955, and 1957. He later coached the national teams of Mexico and West Germany and was the USA weightlifting coach in the 1970s and at the 1976 Olympics. Kono was inducted into the Weightlifting Hall of Fame in 1993 and is a member of the US Olympic Hall of Fame and the Association of Oldetime Barbell and Strongmen Hall of Fame.

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