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Manoel Santos

Manoel Santos (weightlifting) hailing from Sydney, New South Wales, “Manny” as he was fondly known, represented Australia at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Olympics as a 21-year-old, finishing 9th in the under 90kg category. But it was at the Cardiff 1958 Commonwealth Games where Santos enjoyed his best international performance, capturing the gold medal in the under 90kg category, with a total combined weight of 890 pounds (403.7kg). Representing Australia at both the Rome 1960 Olympics, and the Perth 1962 Commonwealth Games, Santos failed to record a lift in the international competitions. Santos passed away in June 2020, but will be remembered as a gold medal winner.

Sport / Discipline

Weightlifting

Birth Place

Sydney

Birth state

NSW

Date of Birth

30/01/1935

Date of Death

21/06/2020

Cardiff, 1958

Perth, 1962

Results History

GAMES SPORT / DISCIPLINE EVENT / PHASE OPPONENT PERFORMANCE RESULT MEDAL

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