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Townsville Bulletin - - NQ Life -

of Aus­tralian ti­tles Pery won in four weight di­vi­sions.

then Games record com­bined lift to win gold at Edinburgh.

Games Pery com­peted in, win­ning gold in Edinburgh 1970, bronze Ja­maica 1966.

af­ter tak­ing up the sport Pery was in Rome for the Olympics.

that Pery gave up smok­ing, hav­ing taken up the habit at 9. ‘‘ I was puff­ing my head off when I went to Rome, no won­der they tried to chuck me out of the gym,’’ he said.

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