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Top Olympic Lifters of the 20th Century



:: Born in 1932 Died in 1994
:: Country: United States
:: Summer Olympics and World Championships Medals:
   Gold (2),
:: Weight Classes Competed in:
   Super Heavyweight (90 PlusKG),
:: World Records: 5
:: More Info:
PAUL ANDERSON @ LiftUp Hall of Fame
PAUL ANDERSON › Olympic Medals and Results
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Olympic Medals and Results 

Year Weight Rank Results (kg)
1956 Super Heavyweight 1 167.5+145+187.5 = 500

World Championships: Medals and Results 

Year Weight Rank Results (kg)
1955 Super Heavyweight 1 185+145+182.5= 512.5

Other Tournaments

Date Tournament Host Weight Rank Results (kg)
6/15/1955 1955 USA vs USSR Match Moscow, USSR Super Heavyweight 1 182.5+142.5+192.5= 517.5
6/18/1955 1955 USA vs USSR Match Leningrad, USSR Super Heavyweight 1 180+142.5+190= 512.5
6/23/1955 1955 USA Tour in Egypt Cairo, Egypt Super Heavyweight 1 175+142.5+192.5= 510
6/25/1955 1955 USA Tour in Egypt Alexandria, Egypt Super Heavyweight 1 175+140+175= 490

World Records Counter: 5 records

Press Snatch Jerk Total2 Total3
3 0 1 0 1

World Records by Paul Anderson

Date Lift Type Result Weight Class Location
  Note: * Unofficial world records
4/26/1955 Press  182.5  Super Heavyweight  Cleveland
4/26/1955 Clean and Jerk  196.5  Super Heavyweight  Cleveland
7/5/1955 Press  183  Super Heavyweight  York
10/16/1955 Press  185.5  Super Heavyweight  Munchen
10/16/1955 Total (3)  512.5  Super Heavyweight  Munchen
1955* Press  185  Super Heavyweight  York
1955* Clean and Jerk  193  Super Heavyweight  Cleveland
1955* Clean and Jerk  197  Super Heavyweight  Cleveland
1955* Total (3)  497.5  Super Heavyweight  Hyde Point

Clip-0-Rama @ Lift Up: Paul ANDERSON

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Paul Anderson In Action


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