Stanczyk in Helsinki
July 27, 1952, Helsinki, Finland – Light heavyweight Stan Stanczyk is competing in the snatch lift for Team USA at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki.
One of the best athletes of the York Barbell Club, Stanley Stanczyk (1925-1997) entered the competition platform as an Olympic champion of the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. In Helsinki, he won his second Olympic medal – the silver one for the 415,0 kg in total.
In his career, Stanczyk set 7 world records, won 5 world titles and one gold medal at the Pan American Games in 1951.
Stanley Stanczyk was the first U.S. weightlifter to win the world championships in three weight classes (67,5 kg, 75,0 kg and 82,5 kg).