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Wally Zagurski

Full name: Walter Joseph "Wally" Zagurski
Gender: Male
Born: January 12, 1911 in [unknown], Unknown, Lithuania
Died: February 27, 1959 in York, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: YOBAC, York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Weightlifting

Biography

Wally Zagurski was a lightweight weightlifter at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. He competed for the York Oil Burner Athletic Club. He was an original member of the club, and became famous as one of the first men to bent press the famous 202 lb. (92 kg) Louis Cyr dumbbell, which is still housed at the York Barbell Hall of Fame. Zagurski was AAU Champion in 1933 at 165 lbs. (75 kg).

Zagurski was born in Lithuania but came to the US as a youth. He was featured on the first cover of Strength and Health magazine in December 1932, and was the first editor of the renowned US weightlifting magazine.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Weightlifting Men's Lightweight United States USA 6

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 6 285.0
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Weightlifting United States USA Military Press 4T 82.5
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #1 AC 77.5 o
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #2 AC 82.5 x
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #3 AC 82.5 o
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 4T 90.0
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 85.0 x
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 85.0 o
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 90.0 o
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 6 112.5
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 112.5 o
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 117.5 x
1932 Summer 21 Los Angeles Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 117.5 x
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