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John Davis

Full name: John Henry Davis, Jr.
Gender: Male
Weight: 99, 104 kg
Born: January 12, 1921 in Smithtown, New York, United States
Died: July 13, 1984 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Affiliations: York Barbell Club, York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 2 Gold (2 Total)

Biography

Between 1938 and 1953 John David was never defeated in weightlifting competition. During that period he won two Olympic gold medals, seven World Championships, 11 National Championships, and the 1951 Pan American Games gold medal (in heavyweight +82.5 kg (482.5 kg)). He was the first lifter to clean & jerk over 400 lbs. (182 kg.), and the second man to total over 1,000 lbs. (454 kg.) for three lifts. His only defeat before his retirement came at the 1953 World Championship when he was hampered by a thigh injury, and finished second to Canada’s Doug Hepburn. Davis worked for many years with the New York City Department of Corrections before his retirement.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting Men's Heavyweight United States USA 1 Gold OR
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Weightlifting Men's Heavyweight United States USA 1 Gold OR

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 1 452.5
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 1 137.5
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 127.5 o
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 137.5 o
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 142.5 x
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #4 AC 142.5 o
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 1 177.5
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 165.0 o
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 177.5 x
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 177.5 o
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting United States USA Military Press 1 137.5
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #1 AC 137.5 o
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #2 AC 147.5 x
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 1 460.0
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Military Press 1T 150.0
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #1 AC 137.5 o
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #2 AC 145.0 o
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #3 AC 150.0 o
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 1 145.0
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 135.0 o
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 145.0 o
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 1T 165.0
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 165.0 o
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 182.5 x
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 182.5 x
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