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Rodney Wilkes
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Rodney Wilkes at second place
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Born (1925-03-11)11 March 1925
San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
Died 24 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. 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.


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