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Mahmoud Namdjou

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameMahmoud•Namdjou
Used nameMahmoud•Namdjou
Original nameمحمود•نامجو
Born22 September 1918 in Rasht (IRI)
Died21 January 1989 in Tehran (IRI)
Measurements56 kg
NOC(s) Islamic Republic of Iran

Biography

Mahmoud Namdjou had the following podium finishes at major championships: 2nd in the 1952 Olympics Bantamweight class (307.5 kg); 3rd in the 1956 Olympics Bantamweight class (332.5 kg); 1st in the 1949 World Championships Bantamweight class (315.0 kg); 1st in the 1950 World Championships Bantamweight class (310.0 kg); 1st in the 1951 World Championships Bantamweight class (317.5 kg); 2nd in the 1954 World Championships Bantamweight class (307.5 kg); 3rd in the 1955 World Championships Bantamweight class (312.5 kg); 3rd in the 1957 World Championships Bantamweight class (320.0 kg). He set three world records - one in the clean & jerk, and two in the total.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1948 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men Olympic 5 Representing Iran    
1952 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing Iran    
1956 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men Olympic 3 Bronze Representing Iran    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1948 Summer Olympics 9 August 1948 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤56 kg, Military Press) Military Press, Lift #2 82.5 AC
1948 Summer Olympics 9 August 1948 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤56 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #1 82.5 AC
1948 Summer Olympics 9 August 1948 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤56 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #1 112.5 AC
1948 Summer Olympics 9 August 1948 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤56 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #2 117.5 AC
1948 Summer Olympics 9 August 1948 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤56 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #3 122.5 WR AC
1952 Summer Olympics 25 July 1952 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤56 kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 307.5 2
1952 Summer Olympics 25 July 1952 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤56 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #2 95.0 AC
1952 Summer Olympics 25 July 1952 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤56 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #2 122.5 AC
1956 Summer Olympics 23 November 1956 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤56 kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 327.5 3
1956 Summer Olympics 23 November 1956 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤56 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #2 100.0 AC
1956 Summer Olympics 23 November 1956 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤56 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #3 102.5 WR AC
1956 Summer Olympics 23 November 1956 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤56 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #3 130.0 AC

Other participations

Games Role Details
1952 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony Representing Iran    
1956 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony Representing Iran    

Special Notes