Featherweight Legend Isaac Berger at the World Championships in Warsaw (1959)
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September 30, 1959, Warsaw, Poland – Olympic champion Isaac Berger, legendary featherweight of the United States, competes in the 60kg weight class at the 1959 World Championships in Warsaw.
In Warsaw, Berger won a silver medal with a 362.5kg (112.5+110+140) total.
Isaac “Ike” Berger (1936-2022) is one of all-time greatest featherweight legends in the world of Olympic weightlifting. He competed for the York Barbell Club (USA) and was on the top of the Iron game in the late 1950s – mid 1960s with the Olympic gold in 1956 and 2 silvers in 1960 and 1964. Berger also won 2 world titles and set 6 world records.