Isaac BERGER

United States of America USA

Weightlifting

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
    2 S
  • Games participations
    3
  • First Olympic Games
    Melbourne 1956
  • Year of Birth
    1936
Olympic Results

Biography

Isaac BERGER

Born in Israel, Ike Berger became a naturalized American citizen in December 1955 and immediately began winning weightlifting titles for the United States. In addition to his three Olympic medals, he was world featherweight champion in 1958 and 1961, and was the runner-up for that title in 1957, 1959, and 1963. His 1961 World Championships victory revenged his 1960 Olympic defeat at the hands of the Soviet, Yevgeny Minayev. He also won two gold medals in featherweight at the Pan American Games (1959 and 1963) and was an eight-time national champion.

Olympic Results

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Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Tokyo 1964

S
Featherweight (≤60 kilograms)
Featherweight (≤60 kilograms) Weightlifting
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Rome 1960

S
Featherweight (≤60 kilograms)
Featherweight (≤60 kilograms) Weightlifting
Olympic Results
Results Event Sport

Melbourne 1956

G
Featherweight (≤60 kilograms)
Featherweight (≤60 kilograms) Weightlifting