John Bolton (weightlifter)

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John Bolton
Medal record
Representing  New Zealand
Men's weightlifting
British Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 1970 Edinburgh - 82.5 kg
Silver medal – second place 1974 Christchurch 110 kg

John Arthur Bolton (born 22 June 1945) is a former weightlifter for New Zealand. He won two silver medals representing New Zealand at British Commonwealth Games.[1]

He won the silver medal at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games in the men's under 82.5 kg. Four years later at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games he won the silver medal in the men's 110 kg grade.[2]

He represented New Zealand at two Olympic Games, at the 1968 Mexico Olympics and at the 1972 Munich Olympics. His best result was 16th place in the light-heavyweight grade at the 1968 Olympics.

He currently works as a real estate agent in Manukau, Auckland.[3]


  1. Profile at
  2. Profile at the New Zealand Olympic Committee website
  3. "John Bolton". Bayleys. Retrieved 10 February 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>