Rodney Wilkes

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Rodney Wilkes
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Rodney Wilkes at second place
Personal information
Born(1925-03-11)11 March 1925
San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago[1]
Died24 March 2014(2014-03-24) (aged 89)
San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago

Rodney Adolphus Wilkes (11 March 1925 – 24 March 2014) was a weightlifter from Trinidad and Tobago.[2][3] He was nicknamed "The Mighty Midget" for his great strength and height. He won a silver medal for weightlifting during the 1948 London. He then won the bronze medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. He competed in the 1956 Summer OLympics.

References[change | change source]

  1. http://www.trinidadexpress.com/olympics/olympians/wilkes-leads-the-way-161801715.html
  2. "Rodney Wilkes". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 29 April 2010.
  3. "TT's first Olympic medallist passes away". Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. 25 March 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2014.