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  • News | Helsinki 1952

    Kono defies heavy burden to win weightlifting gold

    American Tommy Kono was a poorly child who suffered from asthma. His parents, who were of Japanese descent, tried all sorts of methods to cure him, including traditional remedies, but nothing seemed to work.
    03 Aug 1952 | Helsinki 1952, Olympic News, Weightlifting, United States of America
  • News | Helsinki 1952

    Tommy Kono - Weightlifting

    American Tommy Kono was a poorly child who suffered from asthma. His parents, who were of Japanese descent, tried all sorts of methods to cure him, including traditional remedies, but nothing seemed to work.
    03 Aug 1952 | Helsinki 1952, Olympic News, Weightlifting, United States of America
  • News | Helsinki 1952

    Civilian Hall wins modern pentathlon gold

    Like dressage, modern pentathlon threw open its doors to civilian competitors in Helsinki.
    25 Jul 1952 | Helsinki 1952, Olympic News, Modern Pentathlon, HALL, Lars, Sweden
  • News | Berlin 1936

    Jesse Owens immortalized by his fourth gold medal

    Controversially added to the team at the last minute, Jesse Owens lined up for the 4x100m relay with a chance to add an incredible fourth gold medal to his collection. Under typically difficult circumstances, what followed was just as typically extraordinary.
    09 Aug 1936 | Berlin 1936, Athletics, Olympic News, OWENS, Jesse, United States of America
  • News | Berlin 1936

    Jesse Owens and the greatest 45 minutes in sport

    On 25th of May 1935 the 21-year-old Owens averaged a world record every nine minutes at the Big Ten Championships. Five world leading marks and one world equalling effort, all completed with an injury severe enough for his coach to seriously consider pulling him out of the meet at the last minute.
    25 May 1935 | Berlin 1936, Olympic News, OWENS, Jesse, Athletics, United States of America
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