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Frank Spellman

Full name: Frank Isaac Spellman
Gender: Male
Weight: 161 lbs (73 kg)
Born: September 17, 1922 in Paoli, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 12, 2017 in Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
Affiliations: York Barbell Club, York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

In 1946 Frank Spellman finished third in the World Championships, moving up to second in 1947 and winning his Olympic gold medal in 1948. He had a seemingly short career, winning the 1946 and 1948 AAU titles, and then retiring after the Olympics, with only three years of top-flight weightlifting competition. In 1961 Spellman came out of retirement and won another AAU championship. He made his career as a professional photographer. He was noted to be an accomplished artist, musician, and woodworker.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 25 London Weightlifting Men's Middleweight United States USA 1 Gold OR

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1948 Summer 25 London Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 1 390.0
1948 Summer 25 London Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 2 120.0
1948 Summer 25 London Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 112.5 o
1948 Summer 25 London Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 117.5 o
1948 Summer 25 London Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 120.0 o
1948 Summer 25 London Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 2 152.5
1948 Summer 25 London Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 142.5 o
1948 Summer 25 London Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 150.0 o
1948 Summer 25 London Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 152.5 o
1948 Summer 25 London Weightlifting United States USA Military Press 3 117.5
1948 Summer 25 London Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #1 AC 110.0 o
1948 Summer 25 London Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #2 AC 115.0 o
1948 Summer 25 London Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #3 AC 117.5 o
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