'King' Joe Amendolaro performing a split snatch back in the day.   'King' Joe Amendolaro peforming a snatch.

"King" Joe has been training and Olympic weightlifting since 1954, when he learned the Olympic lifts while stationed in Alaska with the United States Army. Joe is also an avid cross country skier, and he has been competing nationally and internationally in both Olympic weighlifting and cross country skiing for decades now.

Currently 89 years old, Joe can still press overhead his own bodyweight and has deadlifted 300lbs, at a bodyweight of 130lbs. Joe loves the sport and will take time to teach anyone willing to learn the Olympic lifts.

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