Rodney Wilkes

Trinidad and Tobago weightlifter

Rodney Adolphus Wilkes (11 March 1925 – 24 March 2014) was a weightlifter from Trinidad and Tobago.[2][3] 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.

Rodney Wilkes
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Rodney Wilkes at second place
Personal information
Born(1925-03-11)11 March 1925
San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago[1]
Died24 March 2014(2014-03-24) (aged 89)
San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago


  2. "Rodney Wilkes". Retrieved 29 April 2010.
  3. "TT's first Olympic medallist passes away". Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. 25 March 2014. Retrieved 25 March 2014.