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Tony Terlazzo

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAnthony "Tony"•Terlazzo
Used nameTony•Terlazzo
Born28 July 1911 in Patti, Messina (ITA)
Died26 March 1966 in Los Angeles, California (USA)
Measurements69 kg
AffiliationsYOBAC, York (USA)
NOC(s) United States

Biography

Though a naturalized citizen, Tony Terlazzo was the first American to a gold medal in Olympic weightlifting against international competition. He also won two World Championships (1937-38), and 12 national titles, the most of any American lifter, with nine of those consecutive from 1937-1945. During his career he set seven world records.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1932 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Featherweight, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing United States    
1936 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Featherweight, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing United States    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1936 Summer Olympics 2 August 1936 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 312.5 1
1936 Summer Olympics 2 August 1936 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Military Press) Military Press, Lift #2 92.5 AC
1936 Summer Olympics 2 August 1936 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #1 90.0 AC
1936 Summer Olympics 2 August 1936 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #2 95.0 AC
1936 Summer Olympics 2 August 1936 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #3 97.5 WR AC
1936 Summer Olympics 2 August 1936 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #1 122.5 AC