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Alfred Baxter

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameAlfred•Baxter
Used nameAlfred•Baxter
Born5 June 1898 in Delph, Greater Manchester, England (GBR)
Died8 January 1983 in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England (GBR)
Measurements60 kg
NOC(s) Great Britain

Biography

A weaver in the Lancashire wool industry, Alfred Baxter qualified for the 1924 Paris Olympics after winning the Olympic trial at Holborn. At Paris he broke four Olympic records and, also that year, set five British records at one meeting, when he also claimed a world record of 109kg (240lb) in the two-handed clean and jerk. Baxter won the 1926 British featherweight title and went to his second Olympics at Amsterdam in 1928, where he set another Olympic record. Baxter was still lifting in his mid-30s, and was the 1933 Lancashire featherweight champion.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1924 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Featherweight, Men Olympic 7 Representing Great Britain    
1928 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Featherweight, Men Olympic 18 Representing Great Britain    

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 70.0 AC
1924 Summer Olympics 21 July 1924 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #1 100.0 AC
1924 Summer Olympics 21 July 1924 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #3 105.0 AC
1928 Summer Olympics 28 – 29 July 1928 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 235.0 18