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Raymond Suvigny

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRaymond André Marie•Suvigny
Used nameRaymond•Suvigny
Born21 January 1903 in Paris, Paris (FRA)
Died26 October 1945 in Paris, Paris (FRA)
Measurements59 kg
AffiliationsUS Métro, Paris (FRA)
NOC(s) France

Biography

Raymond Suvigny started weightlifting in 1919 in Paris, while employed at the Métro. In 1923, he set his first French record and in 1926 won his first French Championship. He set two world records in 1926 (snatch and clean & jerk) and another one in Los Angeles in the featherweight total. After he placed ninth in 1924 at Paris, he had to skip the 1928 Olympics because of an injury even though he had totaled 280 kg in the Olympic triathlon the same year. Suvigny was third at the 1930 European Championships, and retained his national title in 1931. After his Olympic title, Raymond Suvigny ended his career. He died in 1945 at the age of 42 after a long period of captivity as a prisoner-of-war.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1924 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Featherweight, Men Olympic =9 Representing France    
1932 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Featherweight, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing France    

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 65.0 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, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #2 77.5 AC
1924 Summer Olympics 21 July 1924 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #3 80.0 AC
1924 Summer Olympics 21 July 1924 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #1 95.0 AC
1932 Summer Olympics 31 July 1932 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 287.5 1