70 years ago the IWF organized its World Championships in Philadelphia, USA. In 1947 it was only a two days competition with 39 men representing 12 countries. As a matter of fact, in all six bodyweight categories Americans won Gold as well as three Silver and one Bronze Medal. One Silver and one Bronze was awarded to Canada and South –Korea respectively while the rest of the podium was filled by athletes from four other countries: British Guinea finished second and Czechoslovakia, Finland and Great-Britain third.
The list of the World Champions seventy years ago:
56 kg bodyweight category Joseph DePietro Total 300 kg
60 kg bodyweight category Robert Higgins 310.0 kg
67.5 kg bodyweight category Pete George 352.5 kg
75 kg bodyweight category Stanley Stanczyk 405 kg
82.5 kg bodyweight category John Terpak 387.5 kg
+82.5 kg bodyweight category John Davis 455 kg