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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 1932 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