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Jan Smeekens

Full name: Johannes Godefridus "Jan" Smeekens
Gender: Male
Weight: 74, 75 kg
Born: July 13, 1920 in Ginneken en Bavel, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Died: June 23, 1980 in Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Weightlifting

Biography

Jan Smeekens started out as a football player and sprinter, winning a regional title in the 60 m. At 17, he started competing in weightlifting, and would not quit until he was 42. He won a total of 20 Dutch titles between 1942 and 1962, and participated in two Olympics. His best performance came in the 1951 European Championships in Milan (Italy), where he took the gold medal. His title is the still the last one won by a Dutch lifter.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 28 London Weightlifting Men's Middleweight Netherlands NED 12
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Weightlifting Men's Middleweight Netherlands NED 12

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1948 Summer 28 London Weightlifting Netherlands NED Final Standings 12 330.0
1948 Summer 28 London Weightlifting Netherlands NED Snatch 12T 102.5
1948 Summer 28 London Weightlifting Netherlands NED Snatch Lift #1 AC 102.5 o
1948 Summer 28 London Weightlifting Netherlands NED Snatch Lift #2 AC 107.5 x
1948 Summer 28 London Weightlifting Netherlands NED Snatch Lift #3 AC 107.5 x
1948 Summer 28 London Weightlifting Netherlands NED Clean & Jerk 11T 132.5
1948 Summer 28 London Weightlifting Netherlands NED Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 125.0 o
1948 Summer 28 London Weightlifting Netherlands NED Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 132.5 x
1948 Summer 28 London Weightlifting Netherlands NED Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 132.5 o
1948 Summer 28 London Weightlifting Netherlands NED Military Press 16T 95.0
1948 Summer 28 London Weightlifting Netherlands NED Military Press Lift #1 AC 95.0 o
1948 Summer 28 London Weightlifting Netherlands NED Military Press Lift #2 AC 100.0 x
1948 Summer 28 London Weightlifting Netherlands NED Military Press Lift #3 AC 100.0 x
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Weightlifting Netherlands NED Final Standings 12 345.0
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Weightlifting Netherlands NED Military Press 18T 95.0
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Weightlifting Netherlands NED Military Press Lift #1 AC 90.0 o
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Weightlifting Netherlands NED Military Press Lift #2 AC 95.0 o
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Weightlifting Netherlands NED Snatch 3 115.0
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Weightlifting Netherlands NED Snatch Lift #1 AC 110.0 o
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Weightlifting Netherlands NED Snatch Lift #2 AC 115.0 o
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Weightlifting Netherlands NED Snatch Lift #3 AC 120.0 x
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Weightlifting Netherlands NED Clean & Jerk 13T 135.0
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Weightlifting Netherlands NED Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 135.0 x
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Weightlifting Netherlands NED Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 135.0 o
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Weightlifting Netherlands NED Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 145.0 x
1952 Summer 32 Helsinki Weightlifting Netherlands NED Military Press Lift #3 AC 100.0 x
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