Gary Gubner
Gary Gubner 1962.jpg
Gubner in 1962
Personal information
Born (1942-12-01) December 1, 1942 (age 79)
New York, New York, U.S.[1]
Height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight120 kg (265 lb)
SportWeightlifting, shot put, discus throw
ClubGrand Street Boys' Club
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)SP – 19.80 m (1962)[1][2]
Medal record
Representing the  United States
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1962 Budapest Weightlifting, +90 kg
Silver medal – second place 1965 Tehran Weightlifting, +90 kg
Maccabiah Games
Gold medal – first place 1961 Israel Weightlifting
Gold medal – first place 1961 Israel Shot put
Gold medal – first place 1961 Israel Discus

Gary Jay Gubner (born December 1, 1942) is a retired American heavyweight weightlifter, shot putter, and discus thrower. He had his best results in weightlifting, winning two world championship medals in 1962 and 1965 and placing fourth at the 1964 Summer Olympics.[3] He also attempted to qualify for the 1964 Olympics in throwing events, and finished fifth in the shot put at the U.S. Olympic trials. Gubner set several shot put records, including a 53-foot throw with a 16-lb. ball when he was 16, and three world indoor records in 1962. His best result of 19.80 m placed him second in the 1962 world ranking.[1]

Inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, Gubner has also been recognized by the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in its 2000 book Jewish Sports Legends.[4]

See also


  1. ^ a b c Gary Gubner.
  2. ^ Gary Gubner.
  3. ^ Gary Gubner.
  4. ^ Siegman, Joseph. "Jewish sports legends: the International Jewish Hall of Fame", p. 174. Brassey's, 2000. ISBN 1-57488-284-8. Accessed February 2, 2011.