Tommy Kono

Item # 159586.

By John D. Fair.

In a career spanning three decades, weightlifter Tommy Kono won three Olympic medals and eight world championships, captured 11 U.S. national and three Pan-American  titles, and set 26 world records—all before the advent of steroids. A Nisei American, Kono  was interned at Tule Lake, California, during World War II. Weighing  only 105 pounds at age 14 and suffering from asthma, he began competing  at a time of heightened  racial and political prejudice against Asians, and in an era predating  modern coaching techniques, nutritional aids and training facilities.  This definitive biography covers the life and career of an exceptional  athlete who defied disadvantage and achieved  international renown.  

Paper: 284 pp.

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