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Joe Sklar

Full name: Joseph "Joe" Sklar
Gender: Male
Weight: 163 lbs (74 kg)
Born: 1917
Died: January 26, 2008 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Affiliations: YMHA, Toronto (CAN)
Country: CAN Canada
Sport: Weightlifting

Biography

Joe Sklar took up weightlifting in the mid-1930s and, by 1939, was well-known on the Canadian scene and had been crowned national champion in the middleweight division. Among the athletes vying to outdo Sklar’s lift totals was Joe Weider, the future bodybuilding icon. Sklar joined the Royal Canadian Navy, but remained active in amateur competition through the 1940s and was eventually given the opportunity to represent his country the 1948 Summer Olympics. He performed well in pre-Olympic demonstrations in London but, in the middleweight category, finished 10th among 24 competitors. He retired from active competition soon after and left the Navy as an officer, eventually becoming a businessman and entrepreneur.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Men's Middleweight Canada CAN 10

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Canada CAN Final Standings 10 345.0
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Canada CAN Snatch 7T 107.5
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Canada CAN Snatch Lift #1 AC 100.0 o
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Canada CAN Snatch Lift #2 AC 105.0 o
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Canada CAN Snatch Lift #3 AC 107.5 o
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Canada CAN Clean & Jerk 11T 132.5
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Canada CAN Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 132.5 o
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Canada CAN Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 140.0 x
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Canada CAN Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 140.0 x
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Canada CAN Military Press 6T 105.0
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Canada CAN Military Press Lift #1 AC 100.0 o
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Canada CAN Military Press Lift #2 AC 105.0 o
1948 Summer London Weightlifting Canada CAN Military Press Lift #3 AC 107.5 x
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