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Dave Mayor

Full name: David "Dave" Mayor
Gender: Male
Weight: 236 lbs (107 kg)
Born: August 21, 1916 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 27, 2002 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: YOBAC, York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Weightlifting

Biography

Dave Mayor competed in weightlifting at the 1936 Olympics, placing 12th in the heavyweight division. Mayor was AAU Champion as a heavyweight in 1937. He was known for his physique, with arms measuring more than 19 inches (48 cm) in the 1930s, considered the largest muscular arms in that era. Mayor later spent several years in professional wrestling, and then worked as a regional director for York Barbell. He also became one of the early strength coaches in professional sports, helping train the Dallas Cowboys in the 1960s and serving as a strength training consultant to the Vesper Boat Club eight that won the gold medal at the 1964 Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Weightlifting Men's Heavyweight United States USA 12

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 12 352.5
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Military Press 11T 100.0
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #1 AC 95.0 o
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #2 AC 100.0 x
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #3 AC 100.0 o
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 10T 107.5
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 102.5 o
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 107.5 x
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 107.5 o
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 9T 145.0
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 137.5 o
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 145.0 x
1936 Summer 19 Berlin Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 145.0 o
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