Yoshinobu Miyake (left) and Isaac Berger (right) at the 1964 Olympics
November 16, 1936 (age 81)|
Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
|Height||157 cm (5 ft 2 in)|
|Weight||59–60 kg (130–132 lb)|
|Club||York Barbell Club|
Isaac "Ike" Berger (born November 16, 1936) is an American retired weightlifter, who competed for the United States at the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympics and won one gold and two silver medals. He held eight world records (four official and four unofficial), and won the United States national title eight times.
Berger was the first featherweight in history to lift more than 800 pounds (360 kg), and the first to press double his body weight. He twice won the world championships and the Pan American Games. In his gold medal performance at the 1957 Maccabiah Games, Berger was the first (and only one until 1998) athlete to set a world record on Israeli land in any sport. He pressed 117 kilograms (258 lb).
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