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Khalifa Said Gouda

Full name: Saleh Khalifa Said Gouda
Original name: صالح خليفة جودة
Gender: Male
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: April 16, 1930
Died: December 2014
Country: EGY Egypt
Sport: Weightlifting

Biography

Khalifa Said Gouda did not take up weightlifting full time until 1950, but one year later burst onto the international weightlifting scene when he won a gold medal in the featherweight division at the World Championships, as well as the inaugural Mediterranean Games. This made him a favorite at the 1952 Summer Olympics to defend the title won by his compatriot [Mahmoud Fayad] in 1948. The Soviets, however, who had not attended the 1951 Worlds, made an appearance in Helsinki and took gold and silver, with Gouda finishing well behind in fifth place. He then moved up to the lightweight division and continued to medal at the World Championships, winning bronze in 1953 and silver in 1954 and 1955. He also took gold in this class at the 1955 Mediterranean Games. Despite this success, he retired prior to the 1956 Summer Olympics and spent the next 20 years coaching at various clubs, primarily the EgyptAir Club.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Weightlifting Men's Featherweight Egypt EGY 5

Men's Featherweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Weightlifting Egypt EGY Final Standings 5 312.5
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Weightlifting Egypt EGY Military Press 16T 85.0
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Weightlifting Egypt EGY Military Press Lift #1 AC 85.0 o
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Weightlifting Egypt EGY Military Press Lift #2 AC 90.0 x
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Weightlifting Egypt EGY Military Press Lift #3 AC 90.0 x
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Weightlifting Egypt EGY Snatch 3 102.5
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Weightlifting Egypt EGY Snatch Lift #1 AC 95.0 o
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Weightlifting Egypt EGY Snatch Lift #2 AC 100.0 o
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Weightlifting Egypt EGY Snatch Lift #3 AC 102.5 o
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Weightlifting Egypt EGY Clean & Jerk 4T 125.0
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Weightlifting Egypt EGY Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 120.0 o
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Weightlifting Egypt EGY Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 125.0 o
1952 Summer 22 Helsinki Weightlifting Egypt EGY Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 130.0 x
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