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Yosef Romano

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Yosef Romano

Person  Born 15/4/1940  Died 5/9/1972

Categories: Sport / Games, Tragedy

Countries: Germany, Israel/Palestine, Libya

Weightlifter. Also known as Yossef, Yossi or Joseph. Born in Benghazi, Libya. He was the Israeli weight-lifting champion in the light and middle-weight divisions for nine years. He started to compete in the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, but had to withdraw because of a ruptured knee tendon. He was due to fly home for an operation, but was taken hostage by the Palestinian terrorists who invaded the Olympic village. He was tortured, shot and castrated. His body was left in front of the other hostages as a warning. Ten other athletes were also murdered. After his death, his mother committed suicide, as did his brother several years later.

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