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John Terpak

Full name: John Basil Terpak
Gender: Male
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: July 4, 1912 in Mayfield, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 1, 1993 in Springettsbury Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: York Barbell Club, York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Weightlifting

Biography

John Terpak competed for the United States at the 1936 and 1948 Olympics, just missing a medal both times. He was much more successful at the World Championships, winning the middleweight class in 1937 and the light-heavyweight class in 1947. Terpak also won a silver and bronze medal at Worlds as a middleweight, placing second in 1946 and third in 1938. He was a 10-time US champion, winning as a middleweight in 1937-42 and 1944-45, and as a light-heavy in 1943 and 1947. Terpak started working for York Barbell Company in 1935 and stayed with them his entire business career, eventually becoming executive vice-president.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Weightlifting Men's Lightweight United States USA 5
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting Men's Lightweight United States USA 4

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 5 322.5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Military Press 2T 97.5
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #1 AC 92.5 o
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #2 AC 97.5 o
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #3 AC 100.0 x
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 2T 100.0
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 95.0 o
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 100.0 o
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 7T 125.0
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 125.0 x
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 125.0 o
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 132.5 x
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 4 340.0
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 5T 102.5
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 102.5 o
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 107.5 x
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 107.5 x
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 5T 135.0
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 130.0 o
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 135.0 o
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 137.5 x
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting United States USA Military Press 3 102.5
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #1 AC 97.5 o
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #2 AC 102.5 o
1948 Summer 36 London Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #3 AC 105.0 x
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