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JOHN DAVIS 

:: Born in 1921 Died in 1984
:: Country: United States
:: Summer Olympics and World Championships Medals:
   Gold (8), Silver (1),
:: Weight Classes Competed in:
   Light Heavyweight (82.5KG), Super Heavyweight (82.5 PlusKG), Super Heavyweight (90 PlusKG),
:: World Records: 16
:: More Info:
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Olympic Medals and Results 

Year Weight Rank Results (kg)
1948 Super Heavyweight 1 137.5+137.5+177.5 = 452.5
1952 Super Heavyweight 1 150+145+165 = 460

World Championships: Medals and Results 

Year Weight Rank Results (kg)
1938 Light Heavyweight 1 117.5+120+150= 387.5
1946 Super Heavyweight 1 135+137.5+162.5= 435
1947 Super Heavyweight 1 140+140+175= 455
1949 Super Heavyweight 1 137.5+140+165= 442.5
1950 Super Heavyweight 1 145+147.5+170= 462.5
1951 Super Heavyweight 1 142.4+130+160= 432.5
1953 Super Heavyweight 2 155+135+167.5= 457.5

Pan American Games: Medals and Results

Year Weight Rank Results (kg)
1951 Super Heavyweight 1
 

World Records Counter: 16 records

Press Snatch Jerk Total2 Total3
2 7 4 0 3

World Records by John Davis

Date Lift Type Result Weight Class Location
  Note: * Unofficial world records
4/10/1940 Snatch  125  Light Heavyweight  York
9/27/1947 Snatch  139.5  Super Heavyweight  Philadelphia
9/27/1947 Clean and Jerk  174.5  Super Heavyweight  Philadelphia
9/27/1947 Total (3)  455  Super Heavyweight  Philadelphia
2/20/1948 Snatch  140.5  Super Heavyweight  Cleveland
2/20/1948 Press  151.5  Super Heavyweight  Cleveland
5/13/1948 Snatch  141  Super Heavyweight  Chicago
5/13/1948 Press  152  Super Heavyweight  Chicago
8/11/1948 Snatch  142.5  Super Heavyweight  London
11/8/1949 Clean and Jerk  177.5  Super Heavyweight  London
6/27/1950 Snatch  148  Super Heavyweight  York
10/15/1950 Total (3)  462.5  Super Heavyweight  Paris
3/4/1951 Clean and Jerk  180  Super Heavyweight  Buenos Aires
3/4/1951 Total (3)  481.5  Super Heavyweight  Buenos Aires
4/3/1951 Snatch  149.5  Super Heavyweight  Buenos Aires
6/16/1951 Clean and Jerk  182  Super Heavyweight  Los Angeles
1938* Total (3)  387.5  Light Heavyweight  Vienna
1939* Clean and Jerk    Light Heavyweight  -
1948* Clean and Jerk  175  Super Heavyweight  Philadelphia
1950* Snatch  148.5  Super Heavyweight  York
1950* Total (3)  467.5  Super Heavyweight  Ludwigshafen
1951* Press  155  Super Heavyweight  Los Angeles
1951* Total (3)  477.5  Super Heavyweight  Buenos Aires
3/4/1951* Press  152.5  Super Heavyweight  Buenos Aires
 

Clip-0-Rama @ Lift Up: John DAVIS

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John Davis In Action

John DAVIS

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