Rudy Monk

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRudolf Ernst "Rudy"•Monk Sofia
Used nameRudy•Monk
Born26 January 1936 in ?, Curaçao (CUR)
DiedAugust 2013
Measurements163 cm / 67 kg
NOC Netherlands Antilles

Biography

Rudy Monk’s greatest success as a weightlifter was no doubt his silver medal at the 1963 Pan American Games in São Paulo, where he finished second to Tony Garcy. Monk also competed successfully at the Central American and Caribbean Games, where he claimed silver in 1962 (67.5 kg) and 1966 (75 kg), and bronze in 1970 (75 kg), adding a silver and two bronzes in the individual lifts. Monk also represented the Netherlands Antilles in three Olympics. Retiring in 1976 after a long career, Monk continued coaching until 1983.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Weightlifting AHO Rudy Monk
Lightweight, Men (Olympic) DNF
1964 Summer Olympics Weightlifting AHO Rudy Monk
Lightweight, Men (Olympic) 17
1968 Summer Olympics Weightlifting AHO Rudy Monk
Middleweight, Men (Olympic) 16

Special Notes