51 years ago Joe Dube’ Sr won the gold in the 90kg+ weight class in Poland…
1969 World Championships: Medal Ceremony For the Super Heavyweights
September 28, 1969, Warsaw, Poland – Super heavyweight athletes receive medals after the end of the competitions in the +90,0 kg class at the 1969 World Championships in Warsaw, Poland (left to right):
Serge Reding (Belgium, silver medal, 570,0 kg), Joseph Dube (USA, gold medal, 577,5kg), Stanislav Batishchev (USSR, bronze medal, 570,0 kg)
25-year old super heavyweight Joseph “Joe” Dube of Jacksonville, FL won the gold with a 577,5 (202,5+162,5+212,5) total.
It was the last gold medal in the men’s world championships won by the U.S. Olympic weightlifters so far.
It was 51 years ago.