Serge Reding

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Serge Reding
Serge Reding.jpg
Personal information
Birth name Serge Yvan Arthur Gérard
Nationality Flag of Belgium.svg Belgian
Born (1941-12-23)23 December 1941
Oudergem, Belgium
Died 28 June 1975(1975-06-28) (aged 33)
Manila, Philippines
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight 140 kg (310 lb)
Sport
Country Belgium
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) +110 kg

Serge Yvan Arthur Reding (23 December 1941 – 28 June 1975) was a Belgian heavyweight weightlifter. He competed in the 1964, 1968 and 1972 Olympics and won a silver medal in 1968. Between 1968 and 1974 he won four silver medals at the world championships and set six ratified world records: three in press, one in snatch and two in clean and jerk.[1][2]

Reding was born in Oudergem to Adeline Gérard, an unmarried woman, and his father is unknown. When his mother married Ernest Reding from Herbeumont in 1953, Serge was adopted by Reding and took his family name. Reding grew attached to his stepfather and stayed with him after he divorced from his mother.[3][4] He died of a heart attack in Manila, Philippines a year after competing in the world championships there.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Serge Reding. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Serge Reding. chidlovski.net
  3. ^ Serge Reding. telenet.be
  4. ^ SERGE REDING, SA MEDAIL LE, SES RECORDS, SA MORT. lavenir.net

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