Manfred Rieger

Manfred RiegerGerman weightlifter Manfred Rieger, competed in three consecutive Summer Olympics, as heavyweight in 1964 and 1968 and super heavyweight in 1972.  Rieger never finished higher than fourth at the Olympics, but he did win seven German weightlifting championships,  Above is a snap from the 1967 championship where Rieger set a new German record with a 520 kg total (which surpassed his previous best by 15 kilograms.)

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