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Rich Tom

Full name: Richard Wah Sung "Rich" Tom
Gender: Male
Weight: 121 lbs (55 kg)
Born: November 8, 1920 in Canton, Guangdong, China
Died: February 20, 2007 in ‘Āina Haina, Hawaiʻi, United States
Affiliations: Nuuanu YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Weightlifting

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Rich Tom finished second at the 1947 World Championships before taking his bronze medal at the 1948 Olympics. His only national title came in the 1952 AAU bantamweight division. He later served as a weightlifting official. His career was in government, and he was also a veteran of World War II. Tom’s hobby was collecting jazz records, and he had a large collection of 78 vinyls. He was the first Chinese-American to compete for the United States in the Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting Men's Bantamweight United States USA 3 Bronze

Men's Bantamweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 3 295.0
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 3T 90.0
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 85.0 o
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 90.0 o
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 92.5 x
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 4 117.5
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 112.5 o
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 117.5 x
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 117.5 o
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting United States USA Military Press 4 87.5
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #1 AC 82.5 o
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #2 AC 87.5 x
1948 Summer 27 London Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #3 AC 87.5 o