John Davis

John Davis
Ironically, Anerican weightlfting champions often got more recognition from the international media than they did back home.  Here''s John Davis, pictured on the cover of a French Sporting magazine in 1950 on his way to winning the heavyweight class the 1950 World Championship in Paris, France. By the weight on the bar, this appears to be Davis' winning snatch lift of 147.5 kg. 

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