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Yoshinobu Miyake

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameYoshinobu•Miyake
Used nameYoshinobu•Miyake
Original name三宅•義信
Born24 November 1939 in Murata, Miyagi (JPN)
Measurements154 cm / 56-60 kg
AffiliationsHosei University (JPN)
NOC Japan

Biography

Yoshinobu Miyake was Japan’s greatest weightlifter ever, and is considered one of the strongest men ever, pound-for-pound. He finished second in the 1960 Olympic bantamweight class but won gold medals at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics as a featherweight. He also won World Championships in 1962, 1963, and 1965-66. Miyake set 25 world records, including 10 consecutive records in the snatch and nine consecutive overall records in the 60 kg. class. Miyake later became Japanese national weightlifting coach. His brother, Yoshiyuki Miyake, was also a weightlifter, who won the bronze medal in the 1968 Olympic featherweight class, and won World Championships in 1969 and 1971.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Weightlifting JPN Yoshinobu Miyake
Bantamweight, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1964 Summer Olympics Weightlifting JPN Yoshinobu Miyake
Featherweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1968 Summer Olympics Weightlifting JPN Yoshinobu Miyake
Featherweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1972 Summer Olympics Weightlifting JPN Yoshinobu Miyake
Featherweight, Men (Olympic) 4

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1960 Summer Olympics 7 September 1960 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤56 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #2 105.0 AC
1960 Summer Olympics 7 September 1960 Weightlifting Bantamweight, Men (≤56 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #3 135.0 AC
1964 Summer Olympics 12 October 1964 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 390.0 WR 1
1964 Summer Olympics 12 October 1964 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 395.0 WR 1
1964 Summer Olympics 12 October 1964 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 397.5 WR 1
1964 Summer Olympics 12 October 1964 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Biathlon) Final Standings 275.0 1
1964 Summer Olympics 12 October 1964 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Military Press) Military Press, Lift #2 120.0 AC
1964 Summer Olympics 12 October 1964 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Military Press) Military Press, Lift #3 122.5 AC
1964 Summer Olympics 12 October 1964 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #1 115.0 AC
1964 Summer Olympics 12 October 1964 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #2 120.0 AC
1964 Summer Olympics 12 October 1964 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #3 122.5 AC
1964 Summer Olympics 12 October 1964 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #1 145.0 AC
1964 Summer Olympics 12 October 1964 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #2 150.0 AC
1964 Summer Olympics 12 October 1964 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #3 152.5 WR AC
1968 Summer Olympics 14 October 1968 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Military Press) Military Press, Lift #3 122.5 AC
1968 Summer Olympics 14 October 1968 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #2 152.5 WR AC

Olympic family relations

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