Andrew Saxton (weightlifter)

Andrew Saxton (born 1967), is a male former weightlifter who competed for Great Britain and England.

Andrew Saxton
Personal information
NationalityEnglish
Born (1967-05-04) 4 May 1967 (age 54)
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Sport
ClubOxford Powersports

Weightlifting careerEdit

Saxton represented Great Britain in the 1988 Summer Olympics.[1]

He represented England and won a bronze medal in the 100 kg sub-heavyweight division, at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland.[2] Four years later he represented England and won three gold medals in the 100 kg sub-heavyweight division, at the 1990 Commonwealth Games in Auckland, New Zealand. The three medals were won during an unusual period when three medals were awarded in one category (clean and jerk, snatch and combined) which invariably led to the same athlete winning all three of the same colour medal.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olympic Profile". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020.
  2. ^ "1986 Athletes". Team England.
  3. ^ "1990 Athletes". Team England.
  4. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.