|Full name||Joseph Douglas Dube|
|Born||February 15, 1944 (age 73)
Altha, Florida, U.S.
|Representing United States|
|World's Strongest Man|
|7th||1979 World's Strongest Man|
Joseph Douglas "Joe" Dube (born February 15, 1944 in Altha, Florida) is an American weightlifter, world champion, Olympic Games medalist and strongman competitor. He received a bronze medal at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. As of 2017 he is still the last male American weightlifter to win the World Championships in Olympic weightlifting, accomplishing this feat at the World Championships in 1969 in Warsaw, Poland.
- First teen age weightlifter in the world to clean and press 400 lbs. accomplished Feb. 1964.
- Gold Medal Pan American Games (1967)
- Tied for 1st (silver medal due to bodyweight) at the Little Olympics (1967)
- Tied for 2nd (Bronze medal due to bodyweight) in 1968 Olympics and World Championships (1968)
- Gold Medal World Weightlifting Championships (1969)
- America's Cup champion (1980)
- First American weightlifter to total 1300 lbs. in three Olympic lifts
- Set twelve American and four world records during career
- Inducted in Weightlifting Hall of Fame, York, PA
Best official lifts
- Press 463 lb (210 kg)
- Snatch 369 lb (166 kg)
- Clean & jerk 474 lb (215 kg)
- Total 1300 lb (591 kg)
Best unofficial lifts
- Press 475 lb
- Snatch 385 lb
- Clean & jerk 485 lb
Notes of interest
- Guest of President Richard Nixon at the White House
- Special appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
- Keeps up with the sport and regularly gives training advice to young lifters.
- An artist of portraits, wildlife in colored pencils, using charcoal and pastels.
- Enjoys riding his motorcycle and goes to Bike Week every year in Daytona Beach, Florida.
- Mentioned briefly in the novel The Book of Air and Shadows, whose fictional protagonist is said to have competed in the 1968 Summer Games.
- Competed in the 1979 World's Strongest Man competition, finishing in 7th place.
- Dube is also an artist and has work on display with the Art of the Olympians.
- "1968 Summer Olympics – Mexico City, Mexico – Weightlifting". databaseOlympics.com. Archived from the original on September 29, 2008. Retrieved February 22, 2008.
- "Joe Dube". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 19, 2008.
- "World Championship – Weightlifting Medalists". HickokSports.com. Retrieved December 19, 2008.[permanent dead link]
- "Art of the Olympians – Joe Dube". artoftheolympians.org. Retrieved 2015-12-22.