Ernest Cadine

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Ernest Cadine
Ernest Cadine 1920b.jpg
Ernest Cadine in 1920
Personal information
Born 12 July 1893
Seine-Saint-Denis, France
Died 28 May 1978 (aged 84)
Paris, France
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Sport Weightlifting

Ernest Cadine (12 July 1893 – 28 May 1978) was a French weightlifter who won a gold medal at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp.[1][2]

As a teenager Cadine trained in gymnastics, wrestling, weightlifting and swimming. He finished third in the national middleweight weightlifting championships before World War I. During the war he served with an artillery regiment. In 1920 he won the light-heavyweight gold medals at the national championships and Olympic games and did not compete internationally afterwards. In 1920–1925 he set six world records: three in the snatch and three in clean and jerk,[3] and later became a professional weightlifting showman. In 1978, he received the French National Order of Merit.[2]


  1. ^ "1920 Summer Olympics – Antwerp, Belgium – Weightlifting" (Retrieved on 19 February 2008)
  2. ^ a b Ernest Cadine. Sports
  3. ^ Ernest Cadine.