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Chuck Vinci

Full name: Charles Thomas "Chuck" Vinci, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 4-11.5 (152 cm)
Weight: 123 lbs (56 kg)
Born: February 28, 1933 in Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Affiliations: York Barbell Club, York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Chuck Vinci is the last American man to have won a gold medal in Olympic weightlifting. Besides his two Olympic gold medals, he also won two golds at the 1955 and 1959 Pan American Games. He never managed a world title but was runner-up in both 1955 and 1958. He won seven AAU title, those of 1954-56, and 1958-61. He set 12 world records in the bantamweight division.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Weightlifting Men's Bantamweight United States USA 1 Gold WR
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting Men's Bantamweight United States USA 1 Gold =WR

Men's Bantamweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 1 342.5
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Weightlifting United States USA Military Press 1T 105.0
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #1 AC 100.0 o
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #2 AC 105.0 x
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #3 AC 105.0 o
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 1T 105.0
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 100.0 o
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 105.0 o
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 107.5 x
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 2 132.5
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 127.5 o
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 132.5 o
1956 Summer 23 Melbourne Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 135.0 x
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 1 345.0
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Military Press 1 105.0
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #1 AC 100.0 x
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #2 AC 100.0 o
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #3 AC 105.0 o
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 1 107.5
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 100.0 o
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 105.0 o
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 107.5 o
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 2T 132.5
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 127.5 o
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 132.5 o
1960 Summer 27 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 135.0 x
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