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John Grimek

Full name: John Carl Grimek
Gender: Male
Weight: 194 lbs (88 kg)
Born: June 17, 1910 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States
Died: November 20, 1998 in York, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Shore AC, Spring Lake, New Jersey (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Weightlifting

Biography

John Grimek was from the old school of American muscle, when weightlifters could double as body builders. He was 1936 AAU heavyweight champion in weightlifting, which put him on the US Olympic team for Berlin, where he finished ninth. After that he focused on bodybuilding, winning the Mr. American title in 1940 and 1941. In 1948 he won the NABBA Mr. Universe competition, defeating the favored Steve Reeves, and in 1949 he was Mr. USA, again defeating Reeves. Grimek was inducted into the IFBB (International Federation of Body Builders) Hall of Fame in 1999.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Weightlifting Men's Heavyweight United States USA 9

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 9 357.5
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Military Press 4T 115.0
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #1 AC 115.0 o
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #2 AC 120.0 x
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #3 AC 120.0 x
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 12 105.0
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 105.0 x
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 105.0 o
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 110.0 x
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 12 137.5
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 137.5 o
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 145.0 x
1936 Summer 26 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 145.0 x
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