Tommy Kono

Overview

Indomitable: The Story of Tommy Kono
Now open

Explore the life and legacy of legendary weightlifter Tommy Kono (1930-2016) in this all-new online exhibit presented in partnership with Google Arts and Culture for Asian American Pacific Heritage Month.

Through historic photographs, video clips and artifact images, the virtual presentation chronicles the journey of the Sacramento native Japanese American, who began weightlifting while incarcerated at Tule Lake and went on to set world records in four weight classes, becoming one of the greatest Olympic weightlifters of all time.