Jeffrey Thomas MICHELS

United States of America
TeamUnited States of America
Games Participations1
First Olympic GamesSeoul 1988
Year of Birth1961


Jeff Michels was a heavyweight weightlifter who competed for the US at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He competed at the 1983 Pan American Games, appearing to win three gold medals, but they were removed when he tested positive for PED use. He later competed at the 1991 Pan American Games, winning a silver and two bronzes as a super-heavyweight. He won US titles in 1982-83, 1985, and 1988-90. Michels’ career was hampered by a back injury that eventually caused him to leave the sport. He later worked for a dictation equipment company.

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