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Mark Henry

Full name: Marcus Jerrold "Mark" Henry
Other name(s): Sexual Chocolate
Nickname(s): The World's Strongest Man
Gender: Male
Height: 6-2.5 (190 cm)
Weight: 166-187 kg
Born: June 12, 1971 in Silsbee, Texas, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Weightlifting

Biography

Mark Henry was a super-heavyweight weightlifter who competed at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics. He won three weightlifting medals at the 1995 Pan American Games, with gold in the snatch. Domestically he won the 1991 US Juniors, and then the 1992-94 and 1996 US Senior titles. He also won golds in 1993-94 at the US Olympic Festival.

Henry also competed in powerlifting and strongman events. He won the International Junior Powerlifting title in 1991, the USAPL National Powerlifting title in 1995 and 1997, and the WDFPF Powerlifting Championship in 1995. In strongman events Henry won the 2002 Arnold Strongman Classic.

However, despite his lifting prowess, it was as a professional wrestler that Henry would be best remembered. He started with the World Wrestling Federation (later World Wrestling Entertainment) in 1996. From 1998-2000 Henry was with the short-lived Nation of Domination, where he assumed the name “Sexual Chocolate.” He left wrestling in 2000-02 and competed in strongman events, including his victory at the Arnold Strongman Classic.

Henry returned to the WWE in 2002 and wrestled with them for over 15 years, with various “feuds” with other wrestlers. He was World Professional Heavyweight Champion in 2011-12, winning the title at the Night of Champions. He lost the title in 2012 in a re-match with “Big Show.”

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Weightlifting Men's Super-Heavyweight United States USA 10
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Weightlifting Men's Super-Heavyweight United States USA 14

Men's Super-Heavyweight

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank K S/F
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 10 377.5
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 12T 165.0
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 165.0 x
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 165.0 o
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 170.0 x
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 9 212.5
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 202.5 x
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #2 AC 202.5 o
1992 Summer 21 Barcelona Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #3 AC 212.5 o
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Weightlifting United States USA Final Standings 14 377.5
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Weightlifting United States USA Snatch 13T 175.0
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #1 AC 175.0 o
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #2 AC 182.5 x
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Weightlifting United States USA Snatch Lift #3 AC 185.0 x
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk 15 202.5
1996 Summer 25 Atlanta Weightlifting United States USA Clean & Jerk Lift #1 AC 202.5 o
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