Serge Reding

Serge Yvan Arthur Reding (23 December 1941 – 28 June 1975) was a Belgian heavyweight weightlifter. He competed in the 1964, 1968 and 1972 Olympics and won a silver medal in 1968. Between 1968 and 1974 he won four silver medals at the world championships and set six ratified world records: three in press, one in snatch and two in clean and jerk.[1][2]

Serge Reding
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Personal information
Birth nameSerge Yvan Arthur Gérard
NationalityFlag of Belgium.svg Belgian
Born(1941-12-23)23 December 1941
Auderghem, Belgium
Died28 June 1975(1975-06-28) (aged 33)
Manila, Philippines
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight140 kg (309 lb)
Sport
CountryBelgium
SportWeightlifting
Event(s)+110 kg
Medal record
Representing  Belgium
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1968 Mexico City +90 kg
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1968 Mexico City +90 kg
Silver medal – second place 1969 Warsaw +110 kg
Silver medal – second place 1970 Columbus +110 kg
Silver medal – second place 1974 Manila +110 kg
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1964 Moscow +90 kg
Silver medal – second place 1968 Leningrad +90 kg
Gold medal – first place 1969 Warsaw +110 kg
Bronze medal – third place 1974 Verona +110 kg

Reding was born in Auderghem to Adeline Gérard, an unmarried woman, and his father is unknown. When his mother married Ernest Reding from Herbeumont in 1953, Serge was adopted by Reding and took his family name. Reding grew attached to his stepfather and stayed with him after he divorced from his mother.[3][4] He died of a heart attack in Manila, Philippines, a year after competing in the world championships there.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Serge Reding. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Serge Reding. chidlovski.net
  3. ^ Serge Reding. telenet.be
  4. ^ SERGE REDING, SA MEDAIL LE, SES RECORDS, SA MORT. lavenir.net

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