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Gary Cleveland

Full name: Clark Gaylin "Gary" Cleveland
Gender: Male
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 181 lbs (82 kg)
Born: January 18, 1942 in Hastings, Nebraska, United States
Died: January 4, 2004 in Robbinsdale, Minnesota, United States
Affiliations: York Barbell Club, York (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Weightlifting

Biography

Gary Cleveland started lifting at the St. Louis Boys Club and later represented the York Barbell Club in Pennsylvania. He competed at the 1962 and 1963 World Championships, placing fifth in 1963. Cleveland won the AAU title in 1964 and 1965, after winning the AAU Juniors in 1960. Cleveland attended the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1966, after which he joined the Peace Corps and served in Ecuador. He later returned to Minnesota and spent over 25 years working as a systems analyst. In 1998 Cleveland won an individual gold medal in snow dance at the Tettegouche Winter Olympics. He later became a writer, writing First Principles of the Wisdom of Divine Avian Fluid Movement, based on the teachings of weightlifting pioneer Louis Cyr.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Weightlifting Men's Light-Heavyweight United States USA 5

Men's Light-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 5 455.0
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Military Press 2 152.5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #1 AC 145.0 o
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #2 AC 150.0 o
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Military Press Lift #3 AC 152.5 o
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 4T 135.0
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 130.0 o
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 135.0 o
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 137.5 x
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 8T 167.5
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 167.5 o
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 172.5 x
1964 Summer 22 Tokyo Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 172.5 x
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