Tom Goegebuer

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Tom Goegebuer
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Personal information
Full name Tom Richard Goegebuer
Born (1975-03-27) 27 March 1975 (age 42)
Height 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in)
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)
Sport
Country  Belgium
Sport Weightlifting
Event(s) 56 kg
Coached by Richard Goegebuer
Updated on 8 April 2013.

Tom Richard Goegebuer (born 27 March 1975) is a Belgian weightlifter competing in the 62 kg and 56 kg category. He is 164 cm tall (5 ft 5 inches)

Career[edit]

He competed in Weightlifting at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 56 kg division finishing thirteenth with 251 kg. This improved his own Belgian record by 1 kg.[1] In the 62 kg category, he participated in several Senior World Championships: 1997 Thailand, 1998 Finland, 1999 Greece, 2001 Turkey, 2005 Qatar, 2006 Dominican Republic, and 2007 Thailand.[2]

Since 1999 he competed in all the European Senior Championships. At the 2008 European Championships he won overall silver in the 56 kg category, with a total of 244 kg.[2]

At the 2009 European Championships he won overall gold in the 56 kg category, with a total of 252 kg.[3][4]

At the 2010 European Championships he came only 2 kg short of the European title -56 kg with a new Belgian record of 254 kg total. With 116 kg snatch and 138 kg clean & jerk he came 3rd.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he finished 12th with a total of 247 kg.[5][6]

National records[edit]

Category Snatch Jerk Total
-62 kg 127.5 kg 155 kg 277.5 kg
-56 kg 116 kg 140 kg 254 kg

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "OS 2008 - Gewichtheffer Tom Goegebuer verbetert zijn BR". Knack.be (in Dutch). 2008-08-10. Retrieved 2008-08-23. 
  2. ^ a b "GOEGEBUER Tom". International Weightlifting Federation. 
  3. ^ "Tom Goegebuer is Europees kampioen gewichtheffen" (in Dutch). Metro. 2009-04-05. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  4. ^ "Tom Goegebuer neemt revanche met EK-goud" (in Dutch). De Standaard. 2009-04-08. Retrieved 2009-04-08. 
  5. ^ "London 2012 - Men's 56 kg Bantamweight Weightlifting". www.olympic.org. IOC. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Tom Goegebuer at Sports-reference.com". www.sports-reference.com. Retrieved 25 August 2014. 

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