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Weightlifting at the 1904 St. Louis Summer Games:

Men's Unlimited, Two Hands

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Host City: St. Louis, United States
Venue(s): Francis Field, Washington University, St. Louis
Date Started: September 3, 1904
Date Finished: September 3, 1904

Gold: GRE Periklis Kakousis
Silver: USA Oscar Osthoff
Bronze: GER Frank Kugler
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The two-handed lift was won easily by the Greek [Perikles Kakousis], who was 27.33 kg (60 lbs) ahead of Oscar Osthoff. Kakousis also competed at the 1906 Intercalated Olympics, placing sixth in this event, and was also entered in the discus throw. In St. Louis he was also part of a tug-of-war team. Osthoff won the all-around dumbbell contest in 1904. Third-place went to Frank Kugler, which older sources often spelled Kungler. He was still a German citizen, not becoming a US citizen until 1913, but represented the St. Louis Southwest Turnverein in 1904. Kugler won bronze in both weightlifting events, adding another bronze in tug-of-war, and a silver in heavyweight wrestling, making him the only athlete to have ever won medals in three different sports at one Olympic Games.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Periklis Kakousis Greece GRE Gold 111.70 OR
2 Oscar Osthoff 21 United States USA Silver 84.37
3 Frank Kugler 25 Germany GER Bronze 79.61
4 Oscar Olson United States USA 67.81