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U Zaw Weik

Full name: U Zaw Weik
Gender: Male
Born: March 7, 1911 in Kawhmu, Hanthawaddy, Bago, Myanmar
Country: IND India
Sport: Weightlifting

Biography

U Zaw Weik competed for India in weightlifting at the 1936 Olympics, but he was a native of Burma, now called Myanmar. He began lifting weights for training in 1929 and quickly became the top lifter in that nation, breaking British Empire records in 1933 through 1935, when he won the All-India Weightlifting and Bodybuilding Contest in Kolkata. After the 1936 Olympics Weik and his mentor, U Shein, visited England and London’s Hyde Park inspired them, seeing the freedom of speech enjoyed by the British people. They realized that colonial rule deprived the Burmese of their fundamental rights and they returned to Burma with a nationalistic goal. Weik worked alongside the leaders of the independence movement to resist British Imperialism. Weik also established the Burma Olympic Association in 1946, and served as their director after Burmese independence was achieved in 1948. Prime Minister of Burma, U Nu, awarded him an Honorary Bachelor of Arts degree and the title of Wunna Kyaw Htin.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Weightlifting Men's Middleweight India IND 15

Men's Middleweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Weightlifting India IND Final Standings 15 310.0
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Weightlifting India IND Military Press 14 87.5
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Weightlifting India IND Military Press Lift #1 AC 82.5 o
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Weightlifting India IND Military Press Lift #2 AC 87.5 o
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Weightlifting India IND Military Press Lift #3 AC 90.0 x
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Weightlifting India IND Snatch 11T 100.0
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Weightlifting India IND Snatch Lift #1 AC 95.0 x
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Weightlifting India IND Snatch Lift #2 AC 95.0 o
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Weightlifting India IND Snatch Lift #3 AC 100.0 o
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Weightlifting India IND Clean & Jerk 15 122.5
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Weightlifting India IND Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 122.5 o
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Weightlifting India IND Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 130.0 x
1936 Summer 25 Berlin Weightlifting India IND Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 130.0 x
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