You Are Here > > > Ernie Pickett

Ernie Pickett

Full name: George Ernest "Ernie" Pickett
Gender: Male
Height: 6-4 (194 cm)
Weight: 311 lbs (141 kg)
Born: June 27, 1936 in Sykesville, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 1, 2009 in [unknown], Florida, United States
Affiliations: York Barbell Club, York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Weightlifting

Biography

Ernie Pickett competed as a heavyweight weightlifter at the 1968 Olympics. He was first at the US YMCA Championships in 1968 and placed second at the US Olympic Trials. In February 1968 Pickett set a world record for the press with 202.0 kg, and later in the year hoisted 207.5 kg which bettered the world record, but was not ratified. Pickett was also quite good at power lifting, winning multiple titles in that version of weightlifting. Pickett worked as a machinist.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Weightlifting Men's Heavyweight United States USA AC DNF

Men's Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings AC
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Military Press AC
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #1 AC 190.0 x
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #2 AC 190.0 x
1968 Summer 32 Ciudad de México Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #3 AC 190.0 x
id: 57,012