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Yoshinobu Miyake

Full name: Yoshinobu Miyake
Original name: 三宅 義信
Gender: Male
Height: 5'1" (154 cm)
Weight: 56-60 kg
Born: November 24, 1939 in Murata, Miyagi, Japan
Country: JPN Japan
Sport: Weightlifting

Related Olympians: Brother of Yoshiyuki Miyake; Uncle of Hiromi Miyake.

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Yoshinobu Miyake was Japan’s greatest weightlifter ever, and is considered one of the strongest men ever, pound-for-pound. He finished second in the 1960 Olympic bantamweight class but won gold medals at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics as a featherweight. He also won World Championships in 1962, 1963, and 1965-66. Miyake set 25 world records, including 10 consecutive records in the snatch and nine consecutive overall records in the 60 kg. class. Miyake later became Japanese national weightlifting coach. His brother, Yoshiyuki Miyake, was also a weightlifter, who won the bronze medal in the 1968 Olympic featherweight class, and won World Championships in 1969 and 1971.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 20 Roma Weightlifting Men's Bantamweight Japan JPN 2 Silver
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Weightlifting Men's Featherweight Japan JPN 1 Gold WR
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Men's Featherweight Japan JPN 1 Gold
1972 Summer 32 München Weightlifting Men's Featherweight Japan JPN 4

Men's Bantamweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1960 Summer 20 Roma Weightlifting Japan JPN Final Standings 2 337.5
1960 Summer 20 Roma Weightlifting Japan JPN Military Press 4T 97.5
1960 Summer 20 Roma Weightlifting Japan JPN Military Press Lift #1 AC 97.5 o
1960 Summer 20 Roma Weightlifting Japan JPN Military Press Lift #2 AC 102.5 x
1960 Summer 20 Roma Weightlifting Japan JPN Military Press Lift #3 AC 102.5 x
1960 Summer 20 Roma Weightlifting Japan JPN Snatch 2 105.0
1960 Summer 20 Roma Weightlifting Japan JPN Snatch Lift #1 AC 105.0 x
1960 Summer 20 Roma Weightlifting Japan JPN Snatch Lift #2 AC 105.0 o
1960 Summer 20 Roma Weightlifting Japan JPN Snatch Lift #3 AC 110.0 x
1960 Summer 20 Roma Weightlifting Japan JPN Clean & Jerk 1 135.0
1960 Summer 20 Roma Weightlifting Japan JPN Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 135.0 x
1960 Summer 20 Roma Weightlifting Japan JPN Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 135.0 x
1960 Summer 20 Roma Weightlifting Japan JPN Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 135.0 o

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Weightlifting Japan JPN Final Standings 1 397.5
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Weightlifting Japan JPN Military Press 1T 122.5
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Weightlifting Japan JPN Military Press Lift #1 AC 115.0 o
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Weightlifting Japan JPN Military Press Lift #2 AC 120.0 o
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Weightlifting Japan JPN Military Press Lift #3 AC 122.5 o
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Weightlifting Japan JPN Snatch 1 122.5
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Weightlifting Japan JPN Snatch Lift #1 AC 115.0 o
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Weightlifting Japan JPN Snatch Lift #2 AC 120.0 o
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Weightlifting Japan JPN Snatch Lift #3 AC 122.5 o
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Weightlifting Japan JPN Clean & Jerk 1T 152.5
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Weightlifting Japan JPN Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 145.0 o
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Weightlifting Japan JPN Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 150.0 o
1964 Summer 24 Tokyo Weightlifting Japan JPN Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 152.5 o
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Japan JPN Final Standings 1 392.5
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Japan JPN Military Press 1T 122.5
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Japan JPN Military Press Lift #1 AC 117.5 o
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Japan JPN Military Press Lift #2 AC 122.5 x
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Japan JPN Military Press Lift #3 AC 122.5 o
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Japan JPN Snatch 1T 117.5
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Japan JPN Snatch Lift #1 AC 117.5 o
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Japan JPN Snatch Lift #2 AC 122.5 x
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Japan JPN Snatch Lift #3 AC 122.5 x
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Japan JPN Clean & Jerk 1 152.5
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Japan JPN Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 147.5 o
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Japan JPN Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 152.5 o
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Japan JPN Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 155.0 x
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Japan JPN Clean & Jerk Lift #4 AC 153.0 x
1968 Summer 28 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Japan JPN 2nd Phase Summary 1 240.0
1972 Summer 32 München Weightlifting Japan JPN Final Standings 4 385.0
1972 Summer 32 München Weightlifting Japan JPN Military Press 6T 120.0
1972 Summer 32 München Weightlifting Japan JPN Military Press Lift #1 AC 120.0 o
1972 Summer 32 München Weightlifting Japan JPN Military Press Lift #2 AC 125.0 x
1972 Summer 32 München Weightlifting Japan JPN Military Press Lift #3 AC 125.0 x
1972 Summer 32 München Weightlifting Japan JPN Snatch 1T 120.0
1972 Summer 32 München Weightlifting Japan JPN Snatch Lift #1 AC 115.0 o
1972 Summer 32 München Weightlifting Japan JPN Snatch Lift #2 AC 120.0 x
1972 Summer 32 München Weightlifting Japan JPN Snatch Lift #3 AC 120.0 o
1972 Summer 32 München Weightlifting Japan JPN Clean & Jerk 3T 145.0
1972 Summer 32 München Weightlifting Japan JPN Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 145.0 o
1972 Summer 32 München Weightlifting Japan JPN Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 150.0 x
1972 Summer 32 München Weightlifting Japan JPN Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 150.0 x