Full name: Yossef Romano
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Other name(s): Joseph Romano
Height: 5-5 (166 cm)
Weight: 165 lbs (75 kg)
Born: December 30, 1940 in Benghazi, Benghazi, Libya
Died: September 5, 1972 in Munich, Bayern, Germany
Yossef Romano was a nine-time Israeli weight-lifting champion in the light- and middleweight classes. Although born in Libya, his family emigrated to Palestine, later Israel, in 1946, where Romano would become an interior decorator as a career. He also fought in the 1967 Six-Day War.
At the 1972 Olympics Romano ruptured his patellar tendon during the weightlifting competition and was due to fly home to Israel on 6 September 1972 for surgery. He never made it. On the morning of 5 September, Arab terrorists from the Black September group invaded the Israeli Olympic quarters, taking 11 team members as hostages. They first wounded wrestling coach [Moshe Weinberg]. Weinberg attacked the terrorists and was shot to death. Romano then attacked the terrorists, slashing the face of Afif Ahmed Hamid with a knife, and grabbing his AK-47 from him, but Romano was then killed in a rain of gunfire. His corpse was left in front of his teammates all day as a warning. The remainder of the Israeli hostages were killed that night in a shoot-out at the FÃ¼rstenfeldbruck airport.
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