Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Atlanta 1996
Games Results Sport Event
Atlanta 1996
#14 Weightlifting Super-Heavyweight (>108 kilograms)
Barcelona 1992
Games Results Sport Event
Barcelona 1992
#10 Weightlifting Super-Heavyweight (>110 kilograms)

The World's Strongest Man

Mark J. HENRY

United States of America
Weightlifting
Height
190 cm / 6'3''
Weight
176 kg / 387 pounds
Gender
Male

Number of medals

0 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

2 Olympic Games

Mark J. HENRY biography

Mark Henry was a super-heavyweight weightlifter who competed at the 1992 and 1996 Olympics. He won three weightlifting medals at the 1995 Pan American Games, with gold in the snatch. Domestically he won the 1991 US Juniors, and then the 1992-94 and 1996 US Senior titles. He also won golds in 1993-94 at the US Olympic Festival.

Henry also competed in powerlifting and strongman events. He won the International Junior Powerlifting title in 1991, the USAPL National Powerlifting title in 1995 and 1997, and the WDFPF Powerlifting Championship in 1995. In strongman events Henry won the 2002 Arnold Strongman Classic.

However, despite his lifting prowess, it was as a professional wrestler that Henry would be best remembered. He started with the World Wrestling Federation (later World Wrestling Entertainment) in 1996. From 1998-2000 Henry was with the short-lived Nation of Domination, where he assumed the name “Sexual Chocolate.” He left wrestling in 2000-02 and competed in strongman events, including his victory at the Arnold Strongman Classic.

Henry returned to the WWE in 2002 and wrestled with them for over 15 years, with various “feuds” with other wrestlers. He was World Professional Heavyweight Champion in 2011-12, winning the title at the Night of Champions. He lost the title in 2012 in a re-match with “Big Show.”

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