Serge Reding

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Olympic medal record
Competitor for  Belgium
Men's Weightlifting
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1968 Mexico City +90 kg
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1968 Mexico City +90 kg
Silver medal – second place 1969 Warsaw +110 kg
Silver medal – second place 1970 Columbus +110 kg
Silver medal – second place 1974 Manila +110 kg
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1964 Moskva +90 kg
Silver medal – second place 1968 Leningrad +90 kg
Gold medal – first place 1969 Warsaw +110 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1974 Verona +110 kg

Serge Yvan Arthur Reding (23 December 1941 – 28 June 1975) was a Belgian weightlifter.


Reding died of a heart-attack in Manila, Philippines a year after competing in the World Championships there. Reding stood 172 cm, or 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighed approximately 138 kilograms, or 303.6 lb.

Personal life[edit]

Reding was born in Oudergem to Adeline Gérard, an unmarried woman, and his father is unknown. When his mother married Ernest Reding from Herbeumont in 1953, Serge was adopted by Reding and took his family name. Reding grew attached to his stepfather and stayed with him after he divorced from his mother.[1][2]

Personal Records[edit]

The following lifts were done in training, according to Reding's coach.

  • Bench Press - 210 kg (463 lb)
  • Squat - 320 kg (705 lb)
  • Deadlift - 350 kg (771 lb) - It was noted by Reding's coach that he did not even train in the deadlift.


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