Tom Goegebuer

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Tom Goegebuer
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Personal information
Full nameTom Richard Goegebuer
Born (1975-03-27) 27 March 1975 (age 48)
Height1.64 m (5 ft 4+12 in)
Weight56 kg (123 lb)
CountryFlag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Sport Weightlifting
Event56 kg
Coached byRichard Goegebuer
Medal record
Men's Weightlifting
Representing Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
European Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2009 Bucharest 56 kg
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 2008 Lignano 56 kg
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2010 Minsk 56 kg
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 2013 Tirana 56 kg
Updated on 8 April 2013.

Tom Richard Goegebuer (born 27 March 1975) is a former Belgian weightlifter competing in the 62 kg and 56 kg category. [1] He is 164 cm tall (5 ft 5 inches)


He coaches Belgian weightlifter Nina Sterckx.


He competed in Weightlifting at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 56 kg division finishing thirteenth with 251 kg. This improved his own Belgian record by 1 kg. [2] In the 62 kg category, he participated in several Senior World Championships: 1997 Thailand, 1998 Finland, 1999 Greece, 2001 Turkey, 2005 Qatar, 2006 Dominican Republic, and 2007 Thailand. [3]

Since 1999 he competed in all the European Senior Championships. At the 2008 European Championships he won overall silver in the 56 kg category, with a total of 244 kg. [3]

At the 2009 European Championships he won overall gold in the 56 kg category, with a total of 252 kg. [4] [5]

At the 2010 European Championships he came only 2 kg short of the European title -56 kg with a new Belgian record of 254 kg total. With 116 kg snatch and 138 kg clean & jerk he came 3rd.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, he finished 12th with a total of 247 kg. [6] [7]

National records

-62 kg127.5 kg155 kg277.5 kg
-56 kg116 kg140 kg254 kg

Notes and references

  1. "Tom Goegebuer hangt halters aan de haak" (in Dutch). Team Belgium. 23 November 2016. Archived from the original on 24 June 2020. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  2. "OS 2008 - Gewichtheffer Tom Goegebuer verbetert zijn BR". (in Dutch). 10 August 2008. Archived from the original on 10 February 2012. Retrieved 23 August 2008.
  3. 1 2 "GOEGEBUER Tom". International Weightlifting Federation. Archived from the original on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2008.
  4. "Tom Goegebuer is Europees kampioen gewichtheffen" (in Dutch). Metro. 5 April 2009. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2009.
  5. "Tom Goegebuer neemt revanche met EK-goud". De Standaard (in Dutch). 8 April 2009. Archived from the original on 19 March 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2009.
  6. "London 2012 - Men's 56 kg Bantamweight Weightlifting". IOC. Archived from the original on 26 August 2014. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  7. "Tom Goegebuer at". Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 25 August 2014.

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