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Ike Berger

Full name: Isaac "Ike" Berger
Gender: Male
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
Weight: 59-60 kg
Born: November 16, 1936 in Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
Affiliations: York Barbell Club, York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver (3 Total)

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 Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Weightlifting Men's Featherweight United States USA 1 Gold WR
1960 Summer 23 Roma Weightlifting Men's Featherweight United States USA 2 Silver
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Weightlifting Men's Featherweight United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 1 352.5
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Weightlifting United States USA Military Press 2 107.5
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #1 AC 102.5 o
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #2 AC 107.5 x
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #3 AC 107.5 o
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 1 107.5
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 100.0 o
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 105.0 o
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 107.5 o
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 1 137.5
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 132.5 o
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 137.5 x
1956 Summer 20 Melbourne Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 137.5 o
1960 Summer 23 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 2 362.5
1960 Summer 23 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Military Press 2 117.5
1960 Summer 23 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #1 AC 112.5 o
1960 Summer 23 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #2 AC 117.5 o
1960 Summer 23 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #3 AC 120.0 x
1960 Summer 23 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 3T 105.0
1960 Summer 23 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 105.0 x
1960 Summer 23 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 105.0 x
1960 Summer 23 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 105.0 o
1960 Summer 23 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 2T 140.0
1960 Summer 23 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 140.0 o
1960 Summer 23 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 152.5 x
1960 Summer 23 Roma Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 152.5 x
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 2 382.5
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Military Press 1T 122.5
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #1 AC 117.5 o
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #2 AC 122.5 x
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #3 AC 122.5 o
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 6T 107.5
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 107.5 o
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 112.5 x
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 112.5 x
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 1T 152.5
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 145.0 o
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 150.0 o
1964 Summer 27 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 152.5 o
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