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Russ Knipp

Full name: Russell Lowell "Russ" Knipp
Gender: Male
Height: 5'2" (158 cm)
Weight: 74-75 kg
Born: May 21, 1942 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 9, 2006 in Santa Ana, California, United States
Affiliations: Athletes-in-Action
Country: USA United States
Sport: Weightlifting

Biography

Russ Knipp represented the United States at the 1968 and 1972 Olympics, and was a two-time Pan American Games champion in weightlifting, winning the middleweight class in both 1967 and 1971. Knipp won at least 17 medals in international competition, and set nine world and 34 American recordsand was a three-time US National Champion in middleweight – 1967-68, and 1971. Knipp served in the US Army, mainly at Fort Hood, Texas, and later became a missionary, and worked with the Athletes in Action Weightlifting Team, and the athletic ministry of the Campus Crusade for Christ.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Men's Middleweight United States USA 4
1972 Summer 30 München Weightlifting Men's Middleweight United States USA 8

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 4 437.5
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Military Press 2 147.5
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #1 AC 147.5 x
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #2 AC 147.5 o
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #3 AC 155.0 x
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 10 122.5
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 122.5 o
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 127.5 x
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 127.5 x
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 5 167.5
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 162.5 o
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 167.5 o
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 170.0 x
1968 Summer 26 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA 2nd Phase Summary 4T 270.0
1972 Summer 30 München Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 8 457.5
1972 Summer 30 München Weightlifting United States USA Military Press 2T 160.0
1972 Summer 30 München Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #1 AC 160.0 o
1972 Summer 30 München Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #2 AC 167.5 x
1972 Summer 30 München Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #3 AC 167.5 x
1972 Summer 30 München Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 11T 127.5
1972 Summer 30 München Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 127.5 o
1972 Summer 30 München Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 132.5 x
1972 Summer 30 München Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 132.5 x
1972 Summer 30 München Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 6T 170.0
1972 Summer 30 München Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 170.0 x
1972 Summer 30 München Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 170.0 o
1972 Summer 30 München Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 175.0 x