Happy Birthday to Joe Dube (USA)!
February 15, 2022 – Legendary American super heavyweight, World Champion and world records holder, 1968 Summer Olympics medalist, Joe Dube (USA) is turning 78 today. Happy Birthday, Joe!
History in Color:
August 11, 1968, USA – 24-year old super heavyweight Joe Dube of Jacksonville, Florida sets a new world record in press (209.5kg) and wins the 1st place in the 90kg+ weight class at the 1968 U.S. Olympic Tryouts.
Joseph “Joe” Dube was a super heavyweight super star of the 1960s. He is one of all-time best U.S. super heavyweights with an outstanding performance in the top level competitions. Dube shares the 6th place on the all-time and all-nations in the Club 500 with a 590kg (207.5+167.5+215) total that he reached in 1971. Since the elimination of press in 1972, the positioning in the Club 500 is eternal and stays for ever.
Joe Dube was a very impressive athlete on the competition platform. As a super heavyweight, he was big and powerful and, at the same time, he was very fast with his lifts. Joe was a World champion (1969), bronze medalist of the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City and a champion of the 1967 Pan American Games in Canada. He also lifted the top total at the 1967 Little Olympics in Mexico and, only by body weight, finished second to Stanislav Batishev of the USSR on the medal stand.
Joe Dube was a 6-x vice champion of the USA (1967-1971 и 1981) and set two world records in Olympic press.