Rudolf Mang (1950-2018)
Sad news came from Germany.
One of the best super heavyweights of the 1970s, Rudolf Mang died of a heart attack at the age of 67.
Rudolf Mang competed for Team Germany at the Summer Olympics in 1968 and in 1972. In 1972, he became a silver medalist in the super heavyweight class. Mang aslo won medals at the World Championships (silver in 1972, 1973) and at the European Championships (silver in 1972, bronze in 1971, 1973). He set 2 world records in his career in Olympic weightlifting.
Rudolf Mang was one of only five members of the Club 600 that included top world weightlifters who managed to reach 600kg in total. Mang’s best total was 630kg (230+177.5+222.5, 1972 European Championship, Constanta, Romania)
Our condolences go to the family and friends of Rudolf Mang.