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Phil Grippaldi

Full name: Philip Salvatore "Phil" Grippaldi
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6 (168 cm)
Weight: 170 lbs (77 kg)
Born: September 27, 1946 in Newark, New Jersey, United States
Affiliations: York Barbell Club, York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Weightlifting

Biography

Phil Grippaldi competed at three Olympics Games (1968, 1972, 1976), just missing a medal in 1972 when he finished fourth as a middle-heavyweight. Grippaldi starred at the Pan American Games, winning eight medals, and five golds, while competing in 1967, 1971, and 1975. He was Pan Am middle-heavyweight overall champion all three years. He was a six-time US champion in 1967-68, 1970, and 1973-75. Grippaldi’s major international achievement came in 1970 with a silver medal at the World Championships. He was known for his very large upper arms. Grippaldi graduated from Montclair State University in 1973, and competed for the York Barbell Club.

In 2006 Grippaldi was trapped in a sting operation at a strip mall in Wayne, New Jersey. With a co-defendant he was found to be dealing drugs, and he later pleaded guilty in 2008 to conspiracy to sell drugs, and was sentenced to 10-years in prison for the crime.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Men's Middle-Heavyweight United States USA 7
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting Men's Middle-Heavyweight United States USA 4
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Weightlifting Men's Middle-Heavyweight United States USA AC DQ

Men's Middle-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 7 477.5
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Military Press 7T 155.0
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #1 AC 155.0 x
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #2 AC 155.0 o
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #3 AC 160.0 x
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 9T 137.5
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 132.5 o
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 137.5 o
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 142.5 x
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 5T 185.0
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 177.5 o
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 185.0 x
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 185.0 o
1968 Summer 22 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA 2nd Phase Summary 8 292.5
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 4 505.0
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting United States USA Military Press 6T 170.0
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #1 AC 170.0 x
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #2 AC 170.0 o
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #3 AC 177.5 x
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 8T 140.0
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 140.0 x
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 140.0 o
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 145.0 x
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 2 195.0
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 187.5 o
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 195.0 o
1972 Summer 25 München Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 202.5 x
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings AC [355.0]
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Weightlifting United States USA Snatch AC [150.0]
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC [145.0] o
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC [150.0] o
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC [155.0] x
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk AC [205.0]
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC [197.5] o
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC [205.0] o
1976 Summer 29 Montréal Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC [210.0] x
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