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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

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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