Gary Gubner

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Gary Gubner
Gary Gubner 1962.jpg
Gubner in 1962
Personal information
Born (1942-12-01) December 1, 1942 (age 75)
New York, New York, U.S.[1]
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 120 kg (265 lb)
Sport
Sport Weightlifting, shot put, discus throw
Club Grand Street Boys' Club
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) SP – 19.80 m (1962)[1][2]

Gary Jay Gubner (born December 1, 1942) is a retired American heavyweight weightlifter, shot putter, and discus thrower. He had his best results in weightlifting, winning two world championship medals in 1962 and 1965 and placing fourth at the 1964 Summer Olympics.[3] He also attempted to qualify for the 1964 Olympics in throwing events, and finished fifth in the shot put at the U.S. Olympic trials. Gubner set several shot put records, including a 53-foot throw with a 16-lb. ball when he was 16, and three world indoor records in 1962. His best result of 19.80 m placed him second in the 1962 world ranking.[1]

Inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, Gubner has also been recognized by the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in its 2000 book Jewish Sports Legends.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Gary Gubner. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Gary Gubner. trackfield.brinkster.net
  3. ^ Gary Gubner. chidlovski.net
  4. ^ Siegman, Joseph. "Jewish sports legends: the International Jewish Hall of Fame", p. 174. Brassey's, 2000. ISBN 1-57488-284-8. Accessed February 2, 2011.

External links[edit]

  • "Gary Gubner". International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2011-01-18.