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Charles Rigoulot

Full name: Charles Jean Rigoulot
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: November 3, 1903 in Le Vésinet, Yvelines, France
Died: August 22, 1962 in Paris, Paris, France
Country: FRA France
Sport: Weightlifting

Related Olympians: Father of Dany Rigoulot.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Charles Rigoulot set 12 world records in the light-heavyweight and unlimited classes from 1923-26\: five in the snatch, six in the clean & jerk, and one in the total. His best lift was the snatch and he was a specialist in the one-arm snatch. He became a star as a strongman in the 1920s. In 1925 he turned professional and performed in the circus, as a catcher, and was also an actor and singer in the theater. Also an auto racer, in 1937 he took part in the 24 hours of Le Mans. On 3 March 1930 Rigoulot became the first man to lift the famed Apollon Railway Wheels, weighing 166 kg. While a prisoner in Germany during World War II, he is alleged to have bent the bars of a cell with his bare hands in order to assist an escape. In 1953 he became sports director at the Cognac Distillery Ricard. He was the father of figure skater [Dany Rigoulot].

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 20 Paris Weightlifting Men's Light-Heavyweight France FRA 1 Gold OR

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1924 Summer 20 Paris Weightlifting France FRA Final Standings 1 502.5
1924 Summer 20 Paris Weightlifting France FRA One-Hand Snatch 1 87.5
1924 Summer 20 Paris Weightlifting France FRA One-Hand Snatch Lift #1 AC 82.5 o
1924 Summer 20 Paris Weightlifting France FRA One-Hand Snatch Lift #2 AC 87.5 o
1924 Summer 20 Paris Weightlifting France FRA One-Hand Snatch Lift #3 AC 90.0 x
1924 Summer 20 Paris Weightlifting France FRA One-Hand Clean & Jerk 6 92.5
1924 Summer 20 Paris Weightlifting France FRA One-Hand Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 87.5 o
1924 Summer 20 Paris Weightlifting France FRA One-Hand Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 92.5 x
1924 Summer 20 Paris Weightlifting France FRA One-Hand Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 92.5 o
1924 Summer 20 Paris Weightlifting France FRA Military Press 9T 85.0
1924 Summer 20 Paris Weightlifting France FRA Military Press Lift #1 AC 77.5 o
1924 Summer 20 Paris Weightlifting France FRA Military Press Lift #2 AC 82.5 o
1924 Summer 20 Paris Weightlifting France FRA Military Press Lift #3 AC 85.0 o
1924 Summer 20 Paris Weightlifting France FRA Snatch 1 102.5
1924 Summer 20 Paris Weightlifting France FRA Snatch Lift #1 AC 97.5 o
1924 Summer 20 Paris Weightlifting France FRA Snatch Lift #2 AC 102.5 o
1924 Summer 20 Paris Weightlifting France FRA Snatch Lift #3 AC 105.0 x
1924 Summer 20 Paris Weightlifting France FRA Clean & Jerk 1 135.0
1924 Summer 20 Paris Weightlifting France FRA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 135.0 o
1924 Summer 20 Paris Weightlifting France FRA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 140.0 x
1924 Summer 20 Paris Weightlifting France FRA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 140.0 x
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