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Ike Berger

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 3
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameIsaac "Ike"•Berger
Used nameIke•Berger
Born16 November 1936 in Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) (ISR)
Measurements157 cm / 59-60 kg
AffiliationsYork Barbell Club, York (USA)
NOC(s) United States

Biography

Born in Israel, Ike Berger became a naturalized American citizen in December 1955 and immediately began winning weightlifting titles for the United States. In addition to his three Olympic medals, he was world featherweight champion in 1958 and 1961, and was the runner-up for that title in 1957, 1959, and 1963. His 1961 World Championships victory revenged his 1960 Olympic defeat at the hands of the Soviet, Yevgeny Minayev. He also won two gold medals in featherweight at the Pan American Games (1959 and 1963) and was an eight-time national champion.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1956 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Featherweight, Men Olympic 1 Gold Representing United States    
1960 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Featherweight, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing United States    
1964 Summer Olympics Weightlifting Featherweight, Men Olympic 2 Silver Representing United States    

Olympic Records

Records may have been broken subsequently during the same competition.
Games Date Sport Event Phase Mark Pos
1956 Summer Olympics 23 November 1956 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 347.5 1
1956 Summer Olympics 23 November 1956 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 352.5 WR 1
1956 Summer Olympics 23 November 1956 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Military Press) Military Press, Lift #3 107.5 AC
1956 Summer Olympics 23 November 1956 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #2 105.0 AC
1956 Summer Olympics 23 November 1956 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Snatch) Snatch, Lift #3 107.5 AC
1956 Summer Olympics 23 November 1956 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #3 137.5 AC
1960 Summer Olympics 7 September 1960 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Military Press) Military Press, Lift #2 117.5 AC
1960 Summer Olympics 7 September 1960 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Clean & Jerk) Clean & Jerk, Lift #1 140.0 AC
1964 Summer Olympics 12 October 1964 Weightlifting Featherweight, Men (≤60 kg, Triathlon) Final Standings 375.0 2
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, 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

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