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Franz Andrysek

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameFranz Josef•Andrysek
Used nameFranz•Andrysek
Born8 February 1906 in Wien (Vienna) (AUT)
Died9 February 1981 in Wien (Vienna) (AUT)
Measurements59 kg
AffiliationsLohnfuhrwerker A. C., (AUT) / K. Sp. C. Oswald, Wien (AUT)
NOC(s) Austria

Biography

After becoming a master ropemaker in 1927, Franz Andrysek nearly quit weighlifting to fully focus on his profession, but a fellow club member convinced him to continue. Not expected to medal in the 1928 Olympics, Andrysek pulled off a big upset in the featherweight class. In fourth place after two events, he set a stunning new World Record in the clean & jerk to move into first place. He nearly failed to receive his medal, still playing billiards in the Austrian team quarters when the closing ceremony began. The following year, Andrysek won his second international title at the European Championships. He ended his career with a bronze medal at the Europeans, and after winning his fifth consecutive Austrian title, in 1934.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1924 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Featherweight, Men Olympic =18 Representing Austria    
1928 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Featherweight, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing Austria    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1924 Summer Olympics 21 July 1924 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Military Press) Military Press, Lift #1 62.5 AC
1924 Summer Olympics 21 July 1924 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #1 72.5 AC
1924 Summer Olympics 21 July 1924 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, 1-Hand Snatch) One-Hand Snatch, Lift #2 60.0 AC
1924 Summer Olympics 21 July 1924 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, 1-Hand Clean & Jerk) One-Hand Clean & Jerk, Lift #1 70.0 AC
1924 Summer Olympics 21 July 1924 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, 1-Hand Clean & Jerk) One-Hand Clean & Jerk, Lift #2 75.0 AC
1928 Summer Olympics 28 – 29 July 1928 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 282.5 1
1928 Summer Olympics 28 – 29 July 1928 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 287.5 1
1928 Summer Olympics 28 – 29 July 1928 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #1 85.0 AC
1928 Summer Olympics 28 – 29 July 1928 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #2 90.0 AC
1928 Summer Olympics 28 – 29 July 1928 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #1 115.0 AC
1928 Summer Olympics 28 – 29 July 1928 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #2 120.0 WR AC