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Joe Dube

Full name: Joseph Douglas "Joe" Dube, Sr.
Gender: Male
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
Weight: 322 lbs (146 kg)
Born: February 15, 1944 in Altha, Florida, United States
Affiliations: York Barbell Club, York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Joe Dube won the heavyweight gold medal at the 1967 Pan American Games, and was one of the favorites for gold at the 1968 Olympics, along with Leonid Zhabotinsky of the USSR, and Serge Reding. Zhabotinsky won easily, and Dube only lost the silver medal to Reding because he outweighed the Belgian – they lifted the same amount. Dube later won the World Championship in the super-heavyweight class in 1969 in Warszawa, Poland. During his career Dube competed in 7 World Championships, set six world records, and 12 American records. He was also the first American weightlifter to total 1,300 lbs. (591 kg.) in the older three-lift total.

Personal Bests: Total – 591 kg. (1,300 lbs.); Press – 210 kg. (463 lbs.); Snatch – 167 kg. (369 lbs.); Clean & Jerk – 215 kg. (474 lbs.).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Men's Heavyweight United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 3 555.0
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Military Press 1T 200.0
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #1 AC 190.0 o
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #2 AC 197.5 x
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #3 AC 200.0 o
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 7T 145.0
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 145.0 x
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 145.0 o
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 150.0 x
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 2 210.0
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 195.0 o
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 202.5 o
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 210.0 o
1968 Summer 24 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA 2nd Phase Summary 2 345.0
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