51 years ago Joe Dube’ Sr won the World gold — 577,5 kg

1969 in Warsaw

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.

Serge Reding was one of the best heavyweights of the 1960s


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