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Josef Manger

Full name: Josef Manger
Gender: Male
Weight: 231 lbs (105 kg)
Born: May 26, 1913 in Bamberg, Bayern, Germany
Died: March 13, 1991 in Tutzing, Bayern, Germany
Affiliations: SC Roland Bamberg
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Manger debuted on the international weightlifting scene with a silver medal at the 1934 European Championships. In the following years, he would only do better. In 1935, he won the European Championships, followed by more gold medals at the 1936 Olympics, and the 1937 and 1938 World Championships. He reached his peak in 1939, with an unofficial world record of 437.5 kg, but by then international competition had ceased due to the outbreak of the Second World War. Manger was a six-time German heavyweight champion (1935-36, 1938-41) and broke a world record 20 times, although only 10 official. After ending his weightlifting career, Manger worked as a salesman. A street in his hometown, Bamberg, has been named for him.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Men's Heavyweight Germany GER 1 Gold OR

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Germany GER Final Standings 1 410.0
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Germany GER Military Press 1 132.5
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Germany GER Military Press Lift #1 AC 122.5 o
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Germany GER Military Press Lift #2 AC 132.5 o
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Germany GER Military Press Lift #3 AC 135.0 x
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Germany GER Snatch 3T 122.5
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Germany GER Snatch Lift #1 AC 115.0 o
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Germany GER Snatch Lift #2 AC 122.5 o
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Germany GER Snatch Lift #3 AC 125.0 x
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Germany GER Clean & Jerk 4T 155.0
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Germany GER Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 145.0 o
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Germany GER Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 152.5 o
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Germany GER Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 155.0 o