Charles Vinci

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Charles Vinci
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Charles Vinci at first place
Personal information
Nickname(s)Mighty Mite
Born(1933-02-28)February 28, 1933
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
DiedJune 13, 2018(2018-06-13) (aged 85)
Elyria, Ohio, U.S.
Height4 ft 11 12 in (151 cm)[1]
Weight123 lb (56 kg)[1]

Charles Thomas Vinci Jr. (February 28, 1933 – June 13, 2018) was an American weightlifter and Olympic champion.[2] He was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He won gold medals at the 1955 and 1959 Pan American games. He won a gold medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne,[3] with a world-record three-lift (snatch, clean and jerk, overhead press) total of 342.5 kilograms (755.1 lb).[4] He won gold again at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Chuck Vinci". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  2. "Clevelander, Olympian Chuck Vinci passes away at 85". 13 June 2018.
  3. "1956 Summer Olympics – Melbourne, Australia – Weightlifting" Archived 2007-08-27 at the Wayback MachinedatabaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on February 20, 2008)
  4. "Charles T. Vinci". britannica.com. Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  5. "1960 Summer Olympics – Rome, Italy – Weightlifting" Archived 2007-08-30 at the Wayback MachinedatabaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on February 20, 2008)