Raymond Suvigny

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Raymond Suvigny
Raymond Suvigny 1932cr.jpg
Raymond Suvigny in 1932
Personal information
Born 21 January 1903
Paris, France
Died 26 October 1945 (aged 42)
Paris, France
Weight 59 kg (130 lb)
Sport
Sport Weightlifting
Club US Métro

Raymond Suvigny (21 January 1903 – 26 October 1945) was a French weightlifter. He competed at the 1924 and 1932 Olympics and won a gold medal in 1932.[1]

Suvigny took up weightlifting in 1919 while working at the Paris Métro. In 1924 he showed world-level results, but placed only ninth at the 1924 Summer Olympics due to an injury. He came to prominence in 1926, when he won his first national title and set two unofficial world records. He retired after winning the 1932 Olympic gold medal. During World War II he was kept as a prisoner of war and died in October 1945.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raymond Suvigny. chidlovski.net
  2. ^ Raymond Suvigny. sports-reference.com