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Manfred Nerlinger (born September 27, 1960 in Munich, Bavaria) is a German former weightlifter, trainer and entrepreneur.

Manfred Nerlinger
Medal record
Men's Weightlifting
Representing  West Germany
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Los Angeles +110 kg
Silver medal – second place 1988 Seoul +110 kg
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1984 Los Angeles +110 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1985 Södertälje +110 kg
Silver medal – second place 1986 Sofia +110 kg
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Cardiff +110 kg
Silver medal – second place 1990 Aalborg +110 kg
Representing  Germany
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona +110 kg
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1991 Donaueschingen +110 kg
Silver medal – second place 1993 Melbourne +108 kg
European Championships
Gold medal – first place 1993 Sofia +108 kg
Silver medal – second place 1991 Władysławowo +110 kg
Silver medal – second place 1995 Warschau +108 kg

BiographyEdit

He started with weightlifting in 1973.[1] Competing in the superheavyweight category, he participated in four Summer Olympics, and won two bronze medals and one silver medal. Nerlinger participated in 11 World Championships, winning 3 medals in the snatch, 7 medals in the clean and jerk, 2 of them gold medals, and 5 medals in the combined competition.[2][3]

He also participated in 10 European Championships, winning one medal in the snatch, 6 medals in the clean and jerk, one of them a gold medal, and 5 medals in the combined competition, one of them a gold medal.[4][5] In 1993 he lifted a world record clean and jerk with 247.5 kg.[1]

Nerlinger also lifted 37 German records.[1] His personal bests were, before 1993: 197.5 kg snatch, 260.0 kg clean and jerk, 455.0 kg combined; after weight categories were changed in 1993: 192.5 kg snatch, 247.5 kg clean and jerk, 440.0 kg combined.[1] Since 2000 he works as national youth trainer in the German weightlifting federation (BVDG). He also runs a shop selling weightlifting products.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "BIOGRAPHIE" (in German). Manfred Nerlinger.
  2. ^ "World Championships Men: +108 kg". Sports123.com.
  3. ^ "World Championships Men: +110 kg". Sports123.com.
  4. ^ "European Championships Men: +108 kg". Sports123.com.
  5. ^ "European Championships Men: +110 kg". Sports123.com.

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