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Don Mitchell

Full name: Donald "Don" Mitchell
Gender: Male
Height: 6'1" (186 cm)
Weight: 240 lbs (109 kg)
Born: February 23, 1955
Died: November 18, 2010
Country: AUS Australia
Sport: Weightlifting

Biography

Many times the champion of New South Wales Don Mitchell also won national titles over a 12 year period in the 70s and 80s. The pinnacle of his career came at the 1980 Moscow Olympics where placed seventh, albeit in a boycott weakened event. Mitchell was a teacher by profession, working mainly in New South Wales, but he also taught for a while in Canada. He was also active in weightlifting after his retirement from competition and coached at a series of clubs around Sydney. He was involved in the Academy of Western Sydney Sport and the NSW Institute of Sport and served as a director of the ANZ Stadium (the former Sydney Olympic stadium). Mitchell died in November 2010, just three months after being appointed principal of the Wingham High School.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Weightlifting Men's Heavyweight II Australia AUS 7

Men's Heavyweight II

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Weightlifting Australia AUS Final Standings 7 352.5
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Weightlifting Australia AUS Snatch 7 162.5
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Weightlifting Australia AUS Snatch Lift #1 AC 157.5 o
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Weightlifting Australia AUS Snatch Lift #2 AC 162.5 o
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Weightlifting Australia AUS Snatch Lift #3 AC 167.5 x
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Weightlifting Australia AUS Clean & Jerk 9 190.0
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Weightlifting Australia AUS Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 185.0 o
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Weightlifting Australia AUS Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 190.0 x
1980 Summer 25 Moskva Weightlifting Australia AUS Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 190.0 o