Gary Gubner

Gary Gubner
Medal record
Representing the  United States
Maccabiah Games
1961 Israel Heavyweight Weightlifting
1961 Israel Shot put
1961 Israel Discus

Gary Jay Gubner (born December 1, 1942 in New York, New York) 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 64' 11¾" (19.805 m) throw in 1962 that set the world indoor record. He won the Bronze medal at the 1962 World Weightlifting Championships, and the Silver medal at the 1965 World Weightlifting championships, both in the unlimited Superheavyweight class. He tied for 1st in the 1965 American nationals in Weightlifting dropping to second due to bodyweight, and won the 1966 Nationals outright, both at Superheavyweight!

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.[1]

See also


  1. 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.

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