by the numbers
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.