Ibrahim Shams

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Olympic medal record
Men's Weightlifting
Competitor for  Egypt
Gold 1948 London -67.5 kg
Bronze 1936 Berlin -60 kg

Ibrahim Hassanien Shams (September 20, 1914 – 1984) was an Egyptian weightlifter who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics and in the 1948 Summer Olympics.

He was born in Alexandria.

In 1936 he won the bronze medal in the featherweight class.

Because of the start of World War II and cancellation of the Olympics in both 1940 and 1944 years, he was forced to wait till 1948 London to prove himself again only to get the Gold Medal by lifting a total of weights of 360 kg in the Lightweight. He is the second Egyptian to score two medals after Farid Simaika in diving back in 1928 Amsterdam but he's the first to score them on two different Olympic tournaments.

International success[edit]

  • 1936, bronze medal, 1936 Berlin, Featherweight, with 300 kg, behind Anthony Terlazzo, USA, 312.5 kg and Saleh Soliman, Egypt, 305 kg.
  • 1938, World Championships in Vienna, Lightweight, with three invalid attempts.
  • 1946, 5 course, world championship in Paris, Featherweight, with 295 kg.
  • 1948, Gold Medal, 1936 London, with 360 kg, behind Attia Hamouda, Egypt, with 360 kg but heavier and James Halliday, United Kingdom, with 340 kg.
  • 1949, The World Cup in Cheveningen, lightweight, with 352.5 kg, behind Joe Pitman, USA, with 342.5 kg and Arvid Andersson, Sweden, with 322.5 kg.
  • 1951, The World Cup in Milan, lightweight, with 342.5 kg, behind Joe Pitman, 337.5 kg and Ferdows, Iran with 327.5 kg.
  • 1951, The Mediterranean Games in Alexandria, with 342.5 (95.0, 112.0, 135.0) kg, behind Ermanno Pignati, Italy, 307.5 (85.0, 100.0, 122.5) kg, and Bahjat Dalloul, Syria 300.0 (95.0, 95.5, 112.5) kg.