Andreas Behm

Andreas Behm (born 28 November 1962) is a retired German weightlifter. He competed at the 1992 and 1996 Summer Olympics in the lightweight category and finished in third and tenth place, respectively. Between 1981 and 1993 he won two gold, three silver and six bronze medals at European and world championships. On 7 July 1984, he set three world records, one in clean & jerk and two in the total.[1][2]

Andreas Behm
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Andreas Behm in 1985
Personal information
Born (1962-11-28) 28 November 1962 (age 58)
Stralsund, East Germany
Height1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight67.25 kg (148 lb)
Sport
SportWeightlifting
ClubTSV 1860 Stralsund
Medal record
Men's weightlifting
Representing  Germany
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona -67.5; 145+175 kg
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Melbourne Lightweight; 145+185 kg
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Wladyslawowo Lightweight; 137.5+180 kg
Representing  East Germany
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1982 Ljubljana Featherweight; 135+165 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Moscow Lightweight; 145+192.5 kg
Silver medal – second place 1987 Ostrava Lightweight; 150+190 kg
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1981 Lille Featherweight; 125+157.5 kg
Silver medal – second place 1982 Ljubljana Featherweight; 135+165 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1983 Moscow Lightweight; 145+192.5 kg
Gold medal – first place 1985 Katowice Lightweight; 150+195 kg
Gold medal – first place 1986 Karl-Marx-Stadt Lightweight; 152.5+195 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Athens Lightweight; 142.5+182.5 kg

He competed until age 36[3] and then worked as a coach. His son Robby is also a weightlifter.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Andreas Behm". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020.
  2. ^ Andreas Behm. chidlovski.net
  3. ^ Behm Andreas (MVP). iat.uni-leipzig.de
  4. ^ Titel soll zurück nach Chemnitz. chemnitzerac.de, 20 October 2011

External linksEdit

Andreas Behm at the International Olympic Committee

Andreas Behm at Olympics.com