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Ymer Pampuri

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameYmer•Pampuri
Used nameYmer•Pampuri
Born30 April 1944 in Tirana (ALB)
Died18 January 2017
Measurements59 kg
Affiliations17 Nëntorit
NOC(s) Albania

Biography

Ymer Pampuri had been second in the press at the 1972 European Championships in the 60 kg. class, but it was still a surprise when he led the competition in the press at the 1972 Olympic Games. In his native Albania, only the press was practiced, and Pampuri had no significant experience with the snatch or clean & jerk and fell back to ninth place in München. David Wallechinsky was later able to track him down and interview him in his native Albania, where he worked as a circus clown.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1972 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Featherweight, Men Olympic 9 Representing Albania    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1972 Summer Olympics 29 August 1972 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Military Press) Military Press, Lift #2 125.0 AC
1972 Summer Olympics 29 August 1972 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Military Press) Military Press, Lift #3 127.5 AC