Louis Martin (weightlifter)
Louis Martin at the 1964 Olympics
|Born||11 November 1936
|Died||16 January 2015 (aged 78)
Heanor, Derbyshire, United Kingdom
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||90 kg (200 lb)|
Louis George Martin (11 November 1936 – 16 January 2015) was a British middle-heavyweight weightlifter.
Martin was born in Kingston, Jamaica, where he did some bodybuilding. In the mid 1950s he moved to the United Kingdom and started training in weightlifting. At the 1958 Commonwealth Games he still represented Jamaica, but the next year he won a world title while competing for Great Britain. At the Summer Olympics he won a bronze medal in 1960 and a silver medal in 1964; he failed in the last (clean and jerk) event in 1968. Between 1959 and 1965 he won four world and four European titles and set four world records, though only two became official.
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