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Lee James

Full name: Lee Roy James, Jr.
Gender: Male
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Weight: 198 lbs (90 kg)
Born: October 30, 1953 in Gulfport, Mississippi, United States
Affiliations: US Army, (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Lee James was the top American hope for a weightlifting medal at the 1976 Olympics, but he was still given only a slim chance. He came through with the best total of his life (by 7.5 kg.) to capture a silver medal behind one of the greatest lifters of his era, David Rigert of the USSR. James had won only one previous national title, in 1976, but also won a gold medal at the 1975 Pan-American Games.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Weightlifting Men's Middle-Heavyweight United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Middle-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 2 362.5
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 2T 165.0
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 152.5 o
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 160.0 o
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 165.0 o
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 3 197.5
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 190.0 x
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 190.0 o
1976 Summer 22 Montréal Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 197.5 o