Charles Thomas Jr. VINCI

United States of America USA

Weightlifting

  • Olympic Medals
    2 G
  • Games participations
    2
  • First Olympic Games
    Melbourne 1956
  • Year of Birth
    1933
Olympic Results

Biography

Charles Thomas Jr. VINCI

Chuck Vinci is the last American man to have won a gold medal in Olympic weightlifting, through 2018. Besides his two Olympic gold medals, he also won two golds at the 1955 and 1959 Pan American Games. He never managed a world title but was runner-up in both 1955 and 1958. He won seven AAU titles, those of 1954-56, and 1958-61. He set 12 world records in the bantamweight division. Vinci began lifting weights at the Cleveland Central YMCA and later began training with John Schubert at the Olympic Health Club after World War II. He was a steelworker for over 30 years.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Rome 1960

G
Bantamweight (≤56 kilograms)
Bantamweight (≤56 kilograms) Weightlifting
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Melbourne 1956

G
Bantamweight (≤56 kilograms)
Bantamweight (≤56 kilograms) Weightlifting

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