Tommy Kono

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Birthday
27, 1930
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Apr 24, 2016 (85)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
27, 1930
Birthplace
California
Death Date
Apr 24, 2016 (85)

About

Olympic weightlifter for the U.S. team who won gold medals at the 1952 Summer Olympics and the 1956 Summer Olympics.

Before Fame

He spent three years of his youth at the Tule Lake Internment Camp.

Trivia

He set over 20 world records during the period in which he won the World Weightlifting Championships 6 straight times.

Family Life

He fathered three children with Florence Rodrigues, whom he married in 1962.

Associated With

He won his first Olympic gold medal in the same year legendary Olympic broadcaster Bob Costas was born.