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April 3, 2001

Weightlifting Legend to Visit Campus

Sacramento native Tommy Kono, considered by many one of the best Olympic weightlifters in U.S. history, will dispense advice at a free seminar at California State University, Sacramento Thursday, April 12. The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in Solano Hall 1020.

Kono, who now lives in Hawaii, is a three-time Olympic medallist. He won a gold in 1952 in Helsinki, a gold in 1956 in Melbourne and a silver in 1960 in Rome.

Making Kono's story all the more interesting is that he won his first gold just a few short years after being detained at the Tule Lake internment camp during World War II.

More information is available by contacting Bill Kutzer at (916) 278-6298. Media assistance is available by contacting the CSUS public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


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