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Frank Spellman

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameFrank Isaac•Spellman
Used nameFrank•Spellman
Born17 September 1922 in Paoli, Pennsylvania (USA)
Died12 January 2017 in Gulf Breeze, Florida (USA)
Measurements73 kg
AffiliationsYork Barbell Club, York (USA)
NOC United States

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 Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Weightlifting USA Frank Spellman
Middleweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1948 Summer Olympics 10 August 1948 Weightlifting Middleweight, Men (≤75 kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 387.5 1
1948 Summer Olympics 10 August 1948 Weightlifting Middleweight, Men (≤75 kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 390.0 1
1948 Summer Olympics 10 August 1948 Weightlifting Middleweight, Men (≤75 kg, Military Press) Military Press, Lift #3 117.5 AC
1948 Summer Olympics 10 August 1948 Weightlifting Middleweight, Men (≤75 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #3 120.0 AC
1948 Summer Olympics 10 August 1948 Weightlifting Middleweight, Men (≤75 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #2 150.0 AC
1948 Summer Olympics 10 August 1948 Weightlifting Middleweight, Men (≤75 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #3 152.5 AC

Research notes

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Created: Paul Tchir at March 15, 2013 11:12, Last edited: Martin Kellner at January 14, 2017 12:11