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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 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 NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1948 Summer Olympics Weightlifting IRI Mahmoud Namdjou
Bantamweight, Men (Olympic) 5
1952 Summer Olympics Weightlifting IRI Mahmoud Namdjou
Bantamweight, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1956 Summer Olympics Weightlifting IRI Mahmoud Namdjou
Bantamweight, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze

Other participations

Games Role NOC As
1952 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony IRI Mahmoud Namdjou
1956 Summer Olympics Flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony IRI Mahmoud Namdjou

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