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Frank Rothwell

Full name: Frances "Frank" Rothwell
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8.5 (174 cm)
Weight: 196 lbs (89 kg)
Born: June 16, 1936 in Clonmel, Tipperary, Ireland
Affiliations: Huddersfield Criterion Weightlifting Club, Huddersfield (GBR)
Country: IRL Ireland
Sport: Weightlifting

Biography

As a youth, Frank Rothwell competed in multiple sports and took up boxing for fitness training, but when he was 16 he joined the Clonmel Sandow Barbell Club, when his interest in fitness led to bodybuilding and weightlifting. In 1953 he joined the Irish Army and in January 1956 he was moved to London, where he joined the Huddersfield Criterion Weightlifting Club, winning the Yorkshire Weightlifting Championship in 1961. He returned to Ireland in 1963 and won his first national title. He would eventually win eight Irish titles and set 43 Irish records, in addition to winning several Yorkshire and Northeast England titles. He competed at the World and European Championships in addition to his 1972 Olympic appearance, all while working full-time as an engineer. But Rothwell retired from competition after the Munich Olympics, although he continued to lift for fitness. He returned to school at the Open University and received a BA in history and literature.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 36 München Weightlifting Men's Middle-Heavyweight Ireland IRL AC DNF

Men's Middle-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1972 Summer 36 München Weightlifting Ireland IRL Final Standings AC
1972 Summer 36 München Weightlifting Ireland IRL Military Press AC
1972 Summer 36 München Weightlifting Ireland IRL Military Press Lift #1 AC 132.5 x
1972 Summer 36 München Weightlifting Ireland IRL Military Press Lift #2 AC 132.5 x
1972 Summer 36 München Weightlifting Ireland IRL Military Press Lift #3 AC 132.5 x
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