Robert Kabbas

Weightlifter Robert Kabbas won a silver medal in the 82.5kg (light-heavyweight) division in 1984. It was his third Olympics, having previously represented Australia in 1976 and 1980. Kabbas lifted a total of 342.5kg to win the silver. His medal was only Australia’s second weightlifting medal in Olympic history behind Vern Barberis’s bronze in 1952. However, within days of Kabbas’s silver, South Australian Dean Lukin would win his historic gold medal in the super-heavyweight division. Kabbas has remained involved in the sport as both a coach and administrator.

Olympic Results

1984 Los Angeles

82.5kg - Men
Final 342.5kg (2nd)
Final Placing 2 / 14

1980 Moscow

82.5kg - Men
Fail to record a lift in clean and jerk section
Final Placing 18 / 19

1976 Montreal

75kg - Men
Final 297.5kg (12th)
Final Placing 12 / 17