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Anwar Mousbah

Full name: Anwar Mohamed Ahmed Mousbah
Original name: أنور محمد أحمد مصباح
Gender: Male
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: April 8, 1913 in Alexandria, Al-Iskanderiya, Egypt
Died: November 25, 1998 in Alexandria, Al-Iskanderiya, Egypt
Affiliations: Shbab Alex, El-Iskanderiya (EGY)
Country: EGY Egypt
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Born in the Moharam Bek quarter of Alexandria, Mohamed Anwar Mousbah was an Egyptian national weightlifting champion in the 1930s who competed out of the Shbab Alexandria club. His success earned him a trip to the 1936 Summer Olympics, where he won a gold medal in the Lightweight division of the weightlifting tournament by lifting an Olympic record 342.5 kg. He shared this honor with Austrian Robert Fein, who had the same total lift, as the rule of awarding the medal to the lighter competitor was not instituted until the 1948 Summer Olympics. Egyptian radio, however, forgot to announce his name as a medal winner in Berlin and he was forced to carry around his prize for many years to prove to others, even his family, that he had been victorious at the Games. A physical education teacher by trade, he retired from the sport in 1945 and settled into a career as a coach and athletics expert. He soon became a prominent figure in his country and, when rumors of his death were mistakenly broadcast as fact, the people of the city came to his residence, a modest apartment, in high numbers to offer their condolences in person.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Men's Lightweight Egypt EGY 1T Gold OR

Men's Lightweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Egypt EGY Final Standings 1T 342.5
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Egypt EGY Military Press 7 92.5
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Egypt EGY Military Press Lift #1 AC 87.5 o
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Egypt EGY Military Press Lift #2 AC 92.5 o
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Egypt EGY Snatch 1 105.0
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Egypt EGY Snatch Lift #1 AC 92.5 o
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Egypt EGY Snatch Lift #2 AC 100.0 o
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Egypt EGY Snatch Lift #3 AC 105.0 o
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Egypt EGY Clean & Jerk 1 145.0
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Egypt EGY Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 132.5 o
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Egypt EGY Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 142.5 o
1936 Summer 23 Berlin Weightlifting Egypt EGY Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 145.0 o
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