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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


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.

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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