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Nickname(s) Mighty Mite
Born (1933-02-28)February 28, 1933
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Died June 13, 2018(2018-06-13) (aged 85)
Elyria, Ohio, U.S.
Height 4 ft 11+1/2 in
Weight 123 lb
Medal record
Men's weightlifting
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold 1956 Melbourne Bantamweight
Gold 1960 Rome Bantamweight
World Championships
Silver 1955 Munich Bantamweight
Silver 1958 Stockholm Bantamweight
Pan American Games
Gold 1955 Mexico City Bantamweight
Gold 1959 Chicago Bantamweight

Charles Thomas Vinci Jr. (February 28, 1933 – June 13, 2018) was an American weightlifter and Olympic champion. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He won gold medals at the 1955 and 1959 Pan American games. He won a gold medal at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, with a world-record three-lift (snatch, clean and jerk, overhead press) total of 342.5 kilograms (755.1 lb). He won gold again at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome.

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