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Rodrigo del Rosario

Full name: Rodrigo del Rosario
Gender: Male
Weight: 59, 60 kg
Born: June 11, 1917
Died: October 10, 2009
Country: PHI Philippines
Sport: Weightlifting

Related Olympians: Uncle of Salvador del Rosario; Father of Arturo del Rosario.

Biography

Originally from the municipality of Cabangan in the province of Zambales, Rodrigo del Rosario represented the Philippines in featherweight weightlifting at three Summer Olympics from 1948 through 1956. At his first tournament he placed fifth in a field of twenty-three competitors. In 1952 he placed fourth of twenty-two in the event, his best Olympic finish, and set a world (and Olympic) record in the military press portion of the event. He lifted 105kg, surpassing the 100kg lifted by Jafar Salmasi at the previous Games, and became the first (and, as of 2009, only) Filipino to set an Olympic record. At the 1956 Summer Games his record was surpassed or equaled by all of the event’s medalists and was not given a final ranking as he failed to lift during the clean and jerk portion. He continued to compete long past his appearances at the Olympics and won a gold medal at the 1970 World Championships in the flyweight division. Later in life he was a security officer, most notably guarding the Rizal Memorial Coliseum in Manila during the time that the Philippine Amateur Athletic Federation had its headquarters in the building. He was confined to a wheelchair for the last years of his life and died in October 2009. His son Arturo and his nephew Salvador were both inspired to become Olympic weightlifters by Rodrigo, which they did in 1972 and 1976, and 1968 through 1976 respectively.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 31 London Weightlifting Men's Featherweight Philippines PHI 5
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Weightlifting Men's Featherweight Philippines PHI 4
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Weightlifting Men's Featherweight Philippines PHI AC

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1948 Summer 31 London Weightlifting Philippines PHI Final Standings 5 307.5
1948 Summer 31 London Weightlifting Philippines PHI Snatch 6T 92.5
1948 Summer 31 London Weightlifting Philippines PHI Snatch Lift #1 AC 87.5 o
1948 Summer 31 London Weightlifting Philippines PHI Snatch Lift #2 AC 92.5 x
1948 Summer 31 London Weightlifting Philippines PHI Snatch Lift #3 AC 92.5 o
1948 Summer 31 London Weightlifting Philippines PHI Clean & Jerk 10T 117.5
1948 Summer 31 London Weightlifting Philippines PHI Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 117.5 o
1948 Summer 31 London Weightlifting Philippines PHI Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 125.0 x
1948 Summer 31 London Weightlifting Philippines PHI Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 125.0 x
1948 Summer 31 London Weightlifting Philippines PHI Military Press 2T 97.5
1948 Summer 31 London Weightlifting Philippines PHI Military Press Lift #1 AC 97.5 o
1948 Summer 31 London Weightlifting Philippines PHI Military Press Lift #2 AC 105.0 x
1948 Summer 31 London Weightlifting Philippines PHI Military Press Lift #3 AC 105.0 x
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Weightlifting Philippines PHI Final Standings 4 317.5
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Weightlifting Philippines PHI Military Press 1 105.0
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Weightlifting Philippines PHI Military Press Lift #1 AC 100.0 o
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Weightlifting Philippines PHI Military Press Lift #2 AC 105.0 o
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Weightlifting Philippines PHI Military Press Lift #3 AC 107.5 x
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Weightlifting Philippines PHI Snatch 11T 92.5
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Weightlifting Philippines PHI Snatch Lift #1 AC 87.5 o
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Weightlifting Philippines PHI Snatch Lift #2 AC 92.5 x
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Weightlifting Philippines PHI Snatch Lift #3 AC 92.5 o
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Weightlifting Philippines PHI Clean & Jerk 8T 120.0
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Weightlifting Philippines PHI Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 120.0 o
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Weightlifting Philippines PHI Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 125.0 x
1952 Summer 35 Helsinki Weightlifting Philippines PHI Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 125.0 x
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Weightlifting Philippines PHI Final Standings AC [190.0]
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Weightlifting Philippines PHI Military Press 4 102.5
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Weightlifting Philippines PHI Military Press Lift #1 AC 102.5 o
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Weightlifting Philippines PHI Military Press Lift #2 AC 107.5 x
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Weightlifting Philippines PHI Military Press Lift #3 AC 107.5 x
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Weightlifting Philippines PHI Snatch 18 87.5
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Weightlifting Philippines PHI Snatch Lift #1 AC 87.5 x
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Weightlifting Philippines PHI Snatch Lift #2 AC 87.5 x
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Weightlifting Philippines PHI Snatch Lift #3 AC 87.5 o
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Weightlifting Philippines PHI Clean & Jerk AC
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Weightlifting Philippines PHI Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 117.5 x
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Weightlifting Philippines PHI Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 117.5 x
1956 Summer 39 Melbourne Weightlifting Philippines PHI Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 117.5 x