A member of the Israeli weightlifting team at the 1976 Montreal Olympics, Weitz had one of Israel's highest finishes prior to the 1990s. In the featherweight division, he placed fifth with a combined lift of 577.5 pounds (252.5-kg ).
Israel's Sportsman of the year in 1976, Weitz won the gold medal in the featherweight division at the Asian Games that year with a combined lift of 260-kg. He was ranked in the top five in the Soviet Union before emigrating to Israel. In 1998, Weitz was honored as one of the top 50 athletes in Israel's history.
Birth and Death Dates:
b. April 16, 1946
Tshernigov, Soviet Union
Use links below to navigate through the olympics section of Jews In Sports.
Great Jews in Sports by Robert Slater (New York: Jonathan David Publishers, 2000)
New York Times, July 19-July 30, 1976