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Ernie Roe

Full name: Ernest "Ernie" Roe
Gender: Male
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: 1919
Died: 2007 in Southport, Merseyside, Great Britain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Weightlifting

Biography

Ernie Roe became interested in weightlifting as a youngster and used to practice by lifting large stones from a local quarry. A coal miner by profession, he was a member of Bulwell Weightlifting Club throughout his career.

Six times British champion, he placed sixth in the 1946 World Championship and was fourth three years later in Holland. He was 2nd in the 1949 European Championships Light-Heavyweight class (350.0 kg.), and 3rd in the 1950 European Championships Light-Heavyweight class (357.5 kg.). Eighth in the light-heavyweight division in the 1948 London Games, he retired from competition at the age of 43 due to injuries received in a mining accident.

Aged 88 at time of death (late November or early December), so likely born in 1919.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Men's Light-Heavyweight Great Britain GBR 9

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Great Britain GBR Final Standings 9 355.0
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Great Britain GBR Snatch 14T 105.0
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Great Britain GBR Snatch Lift #1 AC 105.0 o
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Great Britain GBR Snatch Lift #2 AC 110.0 x
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Great Britain GBR Snatch Lift #3 AC 110.0 x
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Great Britain GBR Clean & Jerk 7T 140.0
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Great Britain GBR Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 135.0 o
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Great Britain GBR Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 140.0 x
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Great Britain GBR Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 140.0 o
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Great Britain GBR Military Press 3T 110.0
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Great Britain GBR Military Press Lift #1 AC 105.0 o
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Great Britain GBR Military Press Lift #2 AC 110.0 o
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Great Britain GBR Military Press Lift #3 AC 115.0 x