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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 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 NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Weightlifting USA Ike Berger
Featherweight, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
1960 Summer Olympics Weightlifting USA Ike Berger
Featherweight, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver
1964 Summer Olympics Weightlifting USA Ike Berger
Featherweight, Men (Olympic) 2 Silver

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