Famous Jewish weightlifters. These 11 Jewish athletes are an inspiration to every Jew & athlete out there, whether you're a fan of weight lifting, bodybuilding, or great athleticism in general.
Isaac Bergerage 79 - Isaac "Ike" Berger was an Olympic weightlifter for the United States. He is the holder of 23 world weightlifting records, and won the national title in the United States twelve times.
David Mark BergerDied at 28 (1944-1972) - David Mark Berger was an American-born Israeli weightlifter for the Israeli Olympic team in 1972. A lawyer by education, Berger was one of 11 members of Israel’s Olympic team who were taken ...more
Robert FeinDied at 68 (1907-1975) - Robert Fein was an Austrian weightlifter.
Gary Gubnerage 75 - Gary Jay Gubner was an American shotputter, weightlifter, and discus hurler. He is known for setting various shot put records, including a 53-foot throw with a 16-lb. ball when he was 16, and a ...more
Hans HaasDied at 67 (1906-1973) - Hans Haas was an Austrian weightlifter who competed in the 1928 Summer Olympics and in the 1932 Summer Olympics. He was born in Vienna. In 1926 he became Austrian champion for the first time and ...more
Ben Helfgottage 87 - Ben Helfgott is a Polish born British Holocaust survivor and former champion weightlifter. He is one of two Jewish athletes to have competed in the Olympics after surviving the Holocaust.
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Grigory NovakDied at 61 (1919-1980) - Grigory Irmovich Novak was a Ukrainian weightlifter, world champion, and Olympic medalist, who competed for the Soviet Union. He was Jewish, and was born in Chernobyl, Ukrainian SSR. Novak ...more
Valery Sharyage 70 - Valery Shary is a former Belarusian weightlifter and Olympic champion who competed for the Soviet Union. He was born in Chervyen. Shary won a gold medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal ...more
Frank Spellmanage 93 - Frank Isaac Spellman was an American weightlifter who set several Olympic records and earned a gold medal in 1948. Spellman has been elected to the United States Weightlifting Hall of Fame, the ...more