List of Olympic medalists in weightlifting

This is the complete list of Olympic medalists in weightlifting.

Current programEdit

MenEdit

BantamweightEdit

  • –56 kg (1948–1968)
  • 52–56 kg (1972–1992)
  • 54–59 kg (1996)
  • –56 kg (2000–2016)
  • –61 kg (2020–)
Games Gold Silver Bronze
1948 London
details
Joseph DePietro
  United States
Julian Creus
  Great Britain
Richard Tom
  United States
1952 Helsinki
details
Ivan Udodov
  Soviet Union
Mahmoud Namjoo
  Iran
Ali Mirzaei
  Iran
1956 Melbourne
details
Charles Vinci
  United States
Vladimir Stogov
  Soviet Union
Mahmoud Namjoo
  Iran
1960 Rome
details
Charles Vinci
  United States
Yoshinobu Miyake
  Japan
Esmaeil Elmkhah
  Iran
1964 Tokyo
details
Aleksey Vakhonin
  Soviet Union
Imre Földi
  Hungary
Shiro Ichinoseki
  Japan
1968 Mexico City
details
Mohammad Nassiri
  Iran
Imre Földi
  Hungary
Henryk Trębicki
  Poland
1972 Munich
details
Imre Földi
  Hungary
Mohammad Nassiri
  Iran
Gennady Chetin
  Soviet Union
1976 Montreal
details
Norair Nurikyan
  Bulgaria
Grzegorz Cziura
  Poland
Kenkichi Ando
  Japan
1980 Moscow
details
Daniel Núñez
  Cuba
Yurik Sarkisyan
  Soviet Union
Tadeusz Dembonczyk
  Poland
1984 Los Angeles
details
Wu Shude
  China
Lai Runming
  China
Masahiro Kotaka
  Japan
1988 Seoul
details
Oksen Mirzoyan
  Soviet Union
He Yingqiang
  China
Liu Shoubin
  China
1992 Barcelona
details
Chun Byung-kwan
  South Korea
Liu Shoubin
  China
Luo Jianming
  China
1996 Atlanta
details
Tang Lingsheng
  China
Leonidas Sabanis
  Greece
Nikolay Peshalov
  Bulgaria
2000 Sydney
details
Halil Mutlu
  Turkey
Wu Wenxiong
  China
Zhang Xiangxiang
  China
2004 Athens
details
Halil Mutlu
  Turkey
Wu Meijin
  China
Sedat Artuç
  Turkey
2008 Beijing
details
Long Qingquan
  China
Hoang Anh Tuan
  Vietnam
Eko Yuli Irawan
  Indonesia
2012 London
details
Om Yun-chol
  North Korea
Wu Jingbiao
  China
Tran Le Quoc Toan
  Vietnam
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Long Qingquan
  China
Om Yun-chol
  North Korea
Sinphet Kruaithong
  Thailand
2020 Tokyo
details
Li Fabin
  China
Eko Yuli Irawan
  Indonesia
Igor Son
  Kazakhstan

FeatherweightEdit

  • –60 kg (1920–1936)
  • 56–60 kg (1948–1992)
  • 59–64 kg (1996)
  • 56–62 kg (2000–2016)
  • 61–67 kg (2020)
  • Cancalled (2024)
Games Gold Silver Bronze
1920 Antwerp
details
Frans De Haes
  Belgium
Alfred Schmidt
  Estonia
Eugène Ryter
  Switzerland
1924 Paris
details
Pierino Gabetti
  Italy
Andreas Stadler
  Austria
Arthur Reinmann
  Switzerland
1928 Amsterdam
details
Franz Andrysek
  Austria
Pierino Gabetti
  Italy
Hans Wölpert
  Germany
1932 Los Angeles
details
Raymond Suvigny
  France
Hans Wölpert
  Germany
Anthony Terlazzo
  United States
1936 Berlin
details
Anthony Terlazzo
  United States
Saleh Soliman
  Egypt
Ibrahim Shams
  Egypt
1948 London
details
Mahmoud Fayad
  Egypt
Rodney Wilkes
  Trinidad and Tobago
Jafar Salmasi
  Iran
1952 Helsinki
details
Rafael Chimishkyan
  Soviet Union
Nikolay Saksonov
  Soviet Union
Rodney Wilkes
  Trinidad and Tobago
1956 Melbourne
details
Isaac Berger
  United States
Yevgeni Minaev
  Soviet Union
Marian Zieliński
  Poland
1960 Rome
details
Yevgeny Minayev
  Soviet Union
Isaac Berger
  United States
Sebastiano Mannironi
  Italy
1964 Tokyo
details
Yoshinobu Miyake
  Japan
Isaac Berger
  United States
Mieczysław Nowak
  Poland
1968 Mexico City
details
Yoshinobu Miyake
  Japan
Dito Shanidze
  Soviet Union
Yoshiyuki Miyake
  Japan
1972 Munich
details
Norair Nurikyan
  Bulgaria
Dito Shanidze
  Soviet Union
János Benedek
  Hungary
1976 Montreal
details
Nikolay Kolesnikov
  Soviet Union
Georgi Todorov
  Bulgaria
Kazumasa Hirai
  Japan
1980 Moscow
details
Viktor Mazin
  Soviet Union
Stefan Dimitrov
  Bulgaria
Marek Seweryn
  Poland
1984 Los Angeles
details
Chen Weiqiang
  China
Gelu Radu
  Romania
Tsai Wen-Yee
  Chinese Taipei
1988 Seoul
details
Naim Süleymanoğlu
  Turkey
Stefan Topurov
  Bulgaria
Ye Huanming
  China
1992 Barcelona
details
Naim Süleymanoğlu
  Turkey
Nikolay Peshalov
  Bulgaria
He Yingqiang
  China
1996 Atlanta
details
Naim Süleymanoğlu
  Turkey
Valerios Leonidis
  Greece
Xiao Jiangang
  China
2000 Sydney
details
Nikolaj Pešalov
  Croatia
Leonidas Sabanis
  Greece
Gennady Oleshchuk
  Belarus
2004 Athens
details
Shi Zhiyong
  China
Le Maosheng
  China
Israel José Rubio
  Venezuela
2008 Beijing
details
Zhang Xiangxiang
  China
Diego Salazar
  Colombia
Triyatno
  Indonesia
2012 London
details
Kim Un-guk
  North Korea
Óscar Figueroa
  Colombia
Eko Yuli Irawan
  Indonesia
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Óscar Figueroa
  Colombia
Eko Yuli Irawan
  Indonesia
Farkhad Kharki
  Kazakhstan
2020 Tokyo
details
Chen Lijun
  China
Luis Javier Mosquera
  Colombia
Mirko Zanni
  Italy

LightweightEdit

  • 60–67.5 kg (1920–1992)
  • 64–70 kg (1996)
  • 62–69 kg (2000–2016)
  • 67–73 kg (2020)
  • 61–73 kg (2024-)
Games Gold Silver Bronze
1920 Antwerp
details
Alfred Neuland
  Estonia
Louis Williquet
  Belgium
Florimond Rooms
  Belgium
1924 Paris
details
Edmond Decottignies
  France
Anton Zwerina
  Austria
Bohumil Durdis
  Czechoslovakia
1928 Amsterdam
details
Hans Haas
  Austria
None awarded Fernand Arnout
  France
Kurt Helbig
  Germany
1932 Los Angeles
details
René Duverger
  France
Hans Haas
  Austria
Gastone Pierini
  Italy
1936 Berlin
details
Robert Fein
  Austria
None awarded Karl Jansen
  Germany
Anwar Mesbah
  Egypt
1948 London
details
Ibrahim Shams
  Egypt
Attia Hamouda
  Egypt
James Halliday
  Great Britain
1952 Helsinki
details
Tommy Kono
  United States
Yevgeny Lopatin
  Soviet Union
Vern Barberis
  Australia
1956 Melbourne
details
Ihor Rybak
  Soviet Union
Ravil Khabutdinov
  Soviet Union
Kim Chang-hee
  South Korea
1960 Rome
details
Viktor Bushuev
  Soviet Union
Tan Howe Liang
  Singapore
Abdul-Wahid Aziz
  Iraq
1964 Tokyo
details
Waldemar Baszanowski
  Poland
Vladimir Kaplunov
  Soviet Union
Marian Zieliński
  Poland
1968 Mexico City
details
Waldemar Baszanowski
  Poland
Parviz Jalayer
  Iran
Marian Zieliński
  Poland
1972 Munich
details
Mukharby Kirzhinov
  Soviet Union
Mladen Kuchev
  Bulgaria
Zbigniew Kaczmarek
  Poland
1976 Montreal
details
Petro Korol
  Soviet Union
Daniel Senet
  France
Kazimierz Czarnecki
  Poland
1980 Moscow
details
Yanko Rusev
  Bulgaria
Joachim Kunz
  East Germany
Mincho Pashov
  Bulgaria
1984 Los Angeles
details
Yao Jingyuan
  China
Andrei Socaci
  Romania
Jouni Grönman
  Finland
1988 Seoul
details
Joachim Kunz
  East Germany
Israel Militosyan
  Soviet Union
Li Jinhe
  China
1992 Barcelona
details
Israel Militosyan
  Unified Team
Yoto Yotov
  Bulgaria
Andreas Behm
  Germany
1996 Atlanta
details
Zhan Xugang
  China
Kim Myong-Nam
  North Korea
Attila Feri
  Hungary
2000 Sydney
details
Galabin Boevski
  Bulgaria
Georgi Markov
  Bulgaria
Siarhei Laurenau
  Belarus
2004 Athens
details
Zhang Guozheng
  China
Lee Bae-young
  South Korea
Nikolaj Pešalov
  Croatia
2008 Beijing
details
Liao Hui
  China
Vencelas Dabaya
  France
Yordanis Borrero
  Cuba
2012 London
details
Lin Qingfeng
  China
Triyatno
  Indonesia
Răzvan Martin
  Romania
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Shi Zhiyong
  China
Daniyar Ismayilov
  Turkey
Luis Javier Mosquera
  Colombia
2020 Tokyo
details
Shi Zhiyong
  China
Julio Mayora
  Venezuela
Rahmat Erwin Abdullah
  Indonesia

MiddleweightEdit

  • 67.5–75 kg (1920–1992)
  • 70–76 kg (1996)
  • 69–77 kg (2000–2016)
  • 73–81 kg (2020)
  • 73–89 kg (2024–)
Games Gold Silver Bronze
1920 Antwerp
details
Henri Gance
  France
Pietro Bianchi
  Italy
Albert Pettersson
  Sweden
1924 Paris
details
Carlo Galimberti
  Italy
Alfred Neuland
  Estonia
Jaan Kikkas
  Estonia
1928 Amsterdam
details
Roger François
  France
Carlo Galimberti
  Italy
Guus Scheffer
  Netherlands
1932 Los Angeles
details
Rudolf Ismayr
  Germany
Carlo Galimberti
  Italy
Karl Hipfinger
  Austria
1936 Berlin
details
Khadr El-Touni
  Egypt
Rudolf Ismayr
  Germany
Adolf Wagner
  Germany
1948 London
details
Frank Spellman
  United States
Pete George
  United States
Kim Seong-jip
  South Korea
1952 Helsinki
details
Pete George
  United States
Gerry Gratton
  Canada
Kim Seong-jip
  South Korea
1956 Melbourne
details
Fyodor Bogdanovsky
  Soviet Union
Pete George
  United States
Ermanno Pignatti
  Italy
1960 Rome
details
Aleksandr Kurynov
  Soviet Union
Tommy Kono
  United States
Győző Veres
  Hungary
1964 Tokyo
details
Hans Zdražila
  Czechoslovakia
Viktor Kurentsov
  Soviet Union
Masushi Ouchi
  Japan
1968 Mexico City
details
Viktor Kurentsov
  Soviet Union
Masushi Ouchi
  Japan
Károly Bakos
  Hungary
1972 Munich
details
Yordan Bikov
  Bulgaria
Mohamed Tarabulsi
  Lebanon
Anselmo Silvino
  Italy
1976 Montreal
details
Yordan Mitkov
  Bulgaria
Vardan Militosyan
  Soviet Union
Peter Wenzel
  East Germany
1980 Moscow
details
Asen Zlatev
  Bulgaria
Aleksandr Pervi
  Soviet Union
Nedelcho Kolev
  Bulgaria
1984 Los Angeles
details
Karl-Heinz Radschinsky
  West Germany
Jacques Demers
  Canada
Dragomir Cioroslan
  Romania
1988 Seoul
details
Borislav Gidikov
  Bulgaria
Ingo Steinhöfel
  East Germany
Aleksandar Varbanov
  Bulgaria
1992 Barcelona
details
Fedor Kassapu
  Unified Team
Pablo Lara
  Cuba
Kim Myong-Nam
  North Korea
1996 Atlanta
details
Pablo Lara
  Cuba
Yoto Yotov
  Bulgaria
Jon Chol-ho
  North Korea
2000 Sydney
details
Zhan Xugang
  China
Viktor Mitrou
  Greece
Arsen Melikyan
  Armenia
2004 Athens
details
Taner Sağır
  Turkey
Sergey Filimonov
  Kazakhstan
Reyhan Arabacıoğlu
  Turkey
2008 Beijing
details
Sa Jae-hyouk
  South Korea
Li Hongli
  China
Gevorg Davtyan
  Armenia
2012 London
details
Lü Xiaojun
  China
Lu Haojie
  China
Iván Cambar
  Cuba
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Lü Xiaojun
  China
Mohamed Ihab
  Egypt
Chatuphum Chinnawong
  Thailand
2020 Tokyo
details
Lü Xiaojun
  China
Zacarías Bonnat
  Dominican Republic
Antonino Pizzolato
  Italy

Middle heavyweightEdit

  • 82.5 kg–90 kg (1952–1992)
  • 83–91 kg (1996)
  • 85–94 kg (2000–2016)
  • 81–96 kg (2020)
  • Cancelled (2024)
Games Gold Silver Bronze
1952 Helsinki
details
Norbert Schemansky
  United States
Grigory Novak
  Soviet Union
Lennox Kilgour
  Trinidad and Tobago
1956 Melbourne
details
Arkady Vorobyov
  Soviet Union
David Sheppard
  United States
Jean Debuf
  France
1960 Rome
details
Arkady Vorobyov
  Soviet Union
Trofim Lomakin
  Soviet Union
Louis Martin
  Great Britain
1964 Tokyo
details
Vladimir Golovanov
  Soviet Union
Louis Martin
  Great Britain
Ireneusz Paliński
  Poland
1968 Mexico City
details
Kaarlo Kangasniemi
  Finland
Jaan Talts
  Soviet Union
Marek Gołąb
  Poland
1972 Munich
details
Andon Nikolov
  Bulgaria
Atanas Shopov
  Bulgaria
Hans Bettembourg
  Sweden
1976 Montreal
details
David Rigert
  Soviet Union
Lee James
  United States
Atanas Shopov
  Bulgaria
1980 Moscow
details
Péter Baczakó
  Hungary
Rumen Aleksandrov
  Bulgaria
Frank Mantek
  East Germany
1984 Los Angeles
details
Nicu Vlad
  Romania
Dumitru Petre
  Romania
David Mercer
  Great Britain
1988 Seoul
details
Anatoly Khrapaty
  Soviet Union
Nail Mukhamedyarov
  Soviet Union
Slawomir Zawada
  Poland
1992 Barcelona
details
Kakhi Kakhiashvili
  Unified Team
Sergey Syrtsov
  Unified Team
Sergiusz Wolczaniecki
  Poland
1996 Atlanta
details
Aleksey Petrov
  Russia
Leonidas Kokas
  Greece
Oliver Caruso
  Germany
2000 Sydney
details
Akakios Kakiasvilis
  Greece
Szymon Kołecki
  Poland
Aleksey Petrov
  Russia
2004 Athens
details
Milen Dobrev
  Bulgaria
Khadzhimurat Akkaev
  Russia
Eduard Tyukin
  Russia
2008 Beijing
details
Szymon Kołecki
  Poland
Arsen Kasabiev
  Georgia
Yoandry Hernández
  Cuba
2012 London
details
Saeid Mohammadpour
  Iran
Kim Min-jae
  South Korea
Tomasz Zieliński
  Poland
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Sohrab Moradi
  Iran
Vadzim Straltsou
  Belarus
Aurimas Didžbalis
  Lithuania
2020 Tokyo
details
Fares El-Bakh
  Qatar
Keydomar Vallenilla
  Venezuela
Anton Pliesnoi
  Georgia

HeavyweightEdit

  • +82.5 kg (1920–1948)
  • +90 kg (1952–1968)
  • 90–110 kg (1972–1976)
  • 100–110 kg (1980–1992)
  • 99–108 kg (1996)
  • 94–105 kg (2000–2016)
  • 96–109 kg (2020)
  • 89–102 kg (2024–)
Games Gold Silver Bronze
1920 Antwerp
details
Filippo Bottino
  Italy
Joseph Alzin
  Luxembourg
Louis Bernot
  France
1924 Paris
details
Giuseppe Tonani
  Italy
Franz Aigner
  Austria
Harald Tammer
  Estonia
1928 Amsterdam
details
Josef Straßberger
  Germany
Arnold Luhaäär
  Estonia
Jaroslav Skobla
  Czechoslovakia
1932 Los Angeles
details
Jaroslav Skobla
  Czechoslovakia
Václav Pšenička
  Czechoslovakia
Josef Straßberger
  Germany
1936 Berlin
details
Josef Manger
  Germany
Václav Pšenička
  Czechoslovakia
Arnold Luhaäär
  Estonia
1948 London
details
John Davis
  United States
Norbert Schemansky
  United States
Abraham Charité
  Netherlands
1952 Helsinki
details
John Davis
  United States
James Bradford
  United States
Humberto Selvetti
  Argentina
1956 Melbourne
details
Paul Anderson
  United States
Humberto Selvetti
  Argentina
Alberto Pigaiani
  Italy
1960 Rome
details
Yury Vlasov
  Soviet Union
James Bradford
  United States
Norbert Schemansky
  United States
1964 Tokyo
details
Leonid Zhabotinsky
  Soviet Union
Yury Vlasov
  Soviet Union
Norbert Schemansky
  United States
1968 Mexico City
details
Leonid Zhabotinsky
  Soviet Union
Serge Reding
  Belgium
Joseph Dube
  United States
1972 Munich
details
Jaan Talts
  Soviet Union
Aleksandar Kraychev
  Bulgaria
Stefan Grützner
  East Germany
1976 Montreal
details
Yury Zaitsev
  Soviet Union
Krastyu Semerdzhiev
  Bulgaria
Tadeusz Rutkowski
  Poland
1980 Moscow
details
Leonid Taranenko
  Soviet Union
Valentin Khristov
  Bulgaria
György Szalai
  Hungary
1984 Los Angeles
details
Norberto Oberburger
  Italy
Stefan Tasnadi
  Romania
Guy Carlton
  United States
1988 Seoul
details
Yury Zakharevich
  Soviet Union
József Jacsó
  Hungary
Ronny Weller
  East Germany
1992 Barcelona
details
Ronny Weller
  Germany
Artur Akoyev
  Unified Team
Stefan Botev
  Bulgaria
1996 Atlanta
details
Timur Taymazov
  Ukraine
Sergey Syrtsov
  Russia
Nicu Vlad
  Romania
2000 Sydney
details
Hossein Tavakkoli
  Iran
Alan Tsagaev
  Bulgaria
Said Saif Asaad
  Qatar
2004 Athens
details
Dmitry Berestov
  Russia
Ihor Razoronov
  Ukraine
Gleb Pisarevskiy
  Russia
2008 Beijing
details
Andrei Aramnau
  Belarus
Dmitry Klokov
  Russia
Marcin Dołęga
  Poland
2012 London
details
Navab Nassirshalal
  Iran
Bartłomiej Bonk
  Poland
Ivan Efremov
  Uzbekistan
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Ruslan Nurudinov
  Uzbekistan
Simon Martirosyan
  Armenia
Aleksandr Zaychikov
  Kazakhstan
2020 Tokyo
details
Akbar Djuraev
  Uzbekistan
Simon Martirosyan
  Armenia
Artūrs Plēsnieks
  Latvia

Super heavyweightEdit

  • +110 kg (1972–1992)
  • +108 kg (1996)
  • +105 kg (2000–2016)
  • +109 kg (2020)
  • +102 kg (2024–)
Games Gold Silver Bronze
1972 Munich
details
Vasily Alekseyev
  Soviet Union
Rudolf Mang
  West Germany
Gerd Bonk
  East Germany
1976 Montreal
details
Vasily Alekseyev
  Soviet Union
Gerd Bonk
  East Germany
Helmut Losch
  East Germany
1980 Moscow
details
Sultan Rakhmanov
  Soviet Union
Jürgen Heuser
  East Germany
Tadeusz Rutkowski
  Poland
1984 Los Angeles
details
Dean Lukin
  Australia
Mario Martinez
  United States
Manfred Nerlinger
  West Germany
1988 Seoul
details
Aleksandr Kurlovich
  Soviet Union
Manfred Nerlinger
  West Germany
Martin Zawieja
  West Germany
1992 Barcelona
details
Aleksandr Kurlovich
  Unified Team
Leonid Taranenko
  Unified Team
Manfred Nerlinger
  Germany
1996 Atlanta
details
Andrei Chemerkin
  Russia
Ronny Weller
  Germany
Stefan Botev
  Australia
2000 Sydney
details
Hossein Rezazadeh
  Iran
Ronny Weller
  Germany
Andrei Chemerkin
  Russia
2004 Athens
details
Hossein Rezazadeh
  Iran
Viktors Ščerbatihs
  Latvia
Velichko Cholakov
  Bulgaria
2008 Beijing
details
Matthias Steiner
  Germany
Evgeny Chigishev
  Russia
Viktors Ščerbatihs
  Latvia
2012 London
details
Behdad Salimi
  Iran
Sajjad Anoushiravani
  Iran
Ruslan Albegov
  Russia
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Lasha Talakhadze
  Georgia
Gor Minasyan
  Armenia
Irakli Turmanidze
  Georgia
2020 Tokyo
details
Lasha Talakhadze
  Georgia
Ali Davoudi
  Iran
Man Asaad
  Syria

WomenEdit

FlyweightEdit

  • 48 kg (2000–2016)
  • 49 kg (2020–)
Games Gold Silver Bronze
2000 Sydney
details
Tara Nott
  United States
Raema Lisa Rumbewas
  Indonesia
Sri Indriyani
  Indonesia
2004 Athens
details
Nurcan Taylan
  Turkey
Li Zhuo
  China
Aree Wiratthaworn
  Thailand
2008 Beijing
details
Chen Wei-ling
  Chinese Taipei
Im Jyoung-hwa
  South Korea
Pensiri Laosirikul
  Thailand
2012 London
details
Wang Mingjuan
  China
Hiromi Miyake
  Japan
Ryang Chun-hwa
  North Korea
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Sopita Tanasan
  Thailand
Sri Wahyuni Agustiani
  Indonesia
Hiromi Miyake
  Japan
2020 Tokyo
details
Hou Zhihui
  China
Saikhom Mirabai Chanu
  India
Windy Cantika Aisah
  Indonesia

FeatherweightEdit

  • 53 kg (2000–2016)
  • 55 kg (2020)
  • Cancelled (2024)
Games Gold Silver Bronze
2000 Sydney
details
Yang Xia
  China
Li Fengying
  Chinese Taipei
Winarni Binti Slamet
  Indonesia
2004 Athens
details
Udomporn Polsak
  Thailand
Raema Lisa Rumbewas
  Indonesia
Mabel Mosquera
  Colombia
2008 Beijing
details
Prapawadee Jaroenrattanatarakoon
  Thailand
Yoon Jin-hee
  South Korea
Raema Lisa Rumbewas
  Indonesia
2012 London
details
Hsu Shu-ching
  Chinese Taipei
Citra Febrianti
  Indonesia
Iulia Paratova
  Ukraine
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Hsu Shu-ching
  Chinese Taipei
Hidilyn Diaz
  Philippines
Yoon Jin-hee
  South Korea
2020 Tokyo
details
Hidilyn Diaz
  Philippines
Liao Qiuyun
  China
Zulfiya Chinshanlo
  Kazakhstan

LightweightEdit

  • 58 kg (2000–2016)
  • 59 kg (2020–)
Games Gold Silver Bronze
2000 Sydney
details
Soraya Jiménez
  Mexico
Ri Song Hui
  North Korea
Khassaraporn Suta
  Thailand
2004 Athens
details
Chen Yanqing
  China
Ri Song Hui
  North Korea
Wandee Kameaim
  Thailand
2008 Beijing
details
Chen Yanqing
  China
O Jong Ae
  North Korea
Wandee Kameaim
  Thailand
2012 London
details
Li Xueying
  China
Pimsiri Sirikaew
  Thailand
Rattikan Gulnoi
  Thailand
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Sukanya Srisurat
  Thailand
Pimsiri Sirikaew
  Thailand
Kuo Hsing-chun
  Chinese Taipei
2020 Tokyo
details
Kuo Hsing-chun
  Chinese Taipei
Polina Guryeva
  Turkmenistan
Mikiko Ando
  Japan

MiddleweightEdit

  • 63 kg (2000–2016)
  • 64 kg (2020)
  • Cancelled (2024)
Games Gold Silver Bronze
2000 Sydney
details
Chen Xiaomin
  China
Valentina Popova
  Russia
Ioanna Khatziioannou
  Greece
2004 Athens
details
Nataliya Skakun
  Ukraine
Hanna Batsiushka
  Belarus
Tatsiana Stukalava
  Belarus
2008 Beijing
details
Pak Hyon-suk
  North Korea
Lu Ying-chi
  Chinese Taipei
Christine Girard
  Canada
2012 London
details
Christine Girard
  Canada
Milka Maneva
  Bulgaria
Luz Acosta
  Mexico
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Deng Wei
  China
Choe Hyo-sim
  North Korea
Karina Goricheva
  Kazakhstan
2020 Tokyo
details
Maude Charron
  Canada
Giorgia Bordignon
  Italy
Chen Wen-huei
  Chinese Taipei

Light heavyweightEdit

  • 69 kg (2000–2016)
  • 76 kg (2020)
  • 71 kg (2024–)
Games Gold Silver Bronze
2000 Sydney
details
Lin Weining
  China
Erzsébet Márkus
  Hungary
Karnam Malleswari
  India
2004 Athens
details
Liu Chunhong
  China
Eszter Krutzler
  Hungary
Zarema Kasaeva
  Russia
2008 Beijing
details
Oksana Slivenko
  Russia
Leydi Solís
  Colombia
Abeer Abdelrahman
  Egypt
2012 London
details
Rim Jong-sim
  North Korea
Roxana Cocoș
  Romania
Anna Nurmukhambetova
  Kazakhstan
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Xiang Yanmei
  China
Zhazira Zhapparkul
  Kazakhstan
Sara Ahmed
  Egypt
2020 Tokyo
details
Neisi Dajomes
  Ecuador
Katherine Nye
  United States
Aremi Fuentes
  Mexico

HeavyweightEdit

  • 75 kg (2000–2016)
  • 87 kg (2020–)
  • 81 kg (2024–)
Games Gold Silver Bronze
2000 Sydney
details
María Isabel Urrutia
  Colombia
Ruth Ogbeifo
  Nigeria
Kuo Yi-hang
  Chinese Taipei
2004 Athens
details
Pawina Thongsuk
  Thailand
Natalya Zabolotnaya
  Russia
Valentina Popova
  Russia
2008 Beijing
details
Alla Vazhenina
  Kazakhstan
Lidia Valentín
  Spain
Damaris Aguirre
  Mexico
2012 London
details
Lidia Valentín
  Spain
Abeer Abdelrahman
  Egypt
Madias Nzesso
  Cameroon
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Rim Jong-sim
  North Korea
Darya Naumava
  Belarus
Lidia Valentín
  Spain
2020 Tokyo
details
Wang Zhouyu
  China
Tamara Salazar
  Ecuador
Crismery Santana
  Dominican Republic

Super heavyweightEdit

  • +75 kg (2000–2016)
  • +87 kg (2020)
  • +81 kg (2024–)
Games Gold Silver Bronze
2000 Sydney
details
Ding Meiyuan
  China
Agata Wróbel
  Poland
Cheryl Haworth
  United States
2004 Athens
details
Tang Gonghong
  China
Jang Mi-ran
  South Korea
Agata Wróbel
  Poland
2008 Beijing
details
Jang Mi-ran
  South Korea
Ele Opeloge
  Samoa
Mariam Usman
  Nigeria
2012 London
details
Zhou Lulu
  China
Tatiana Kashirina
  Russia
Jang Mi-ran
  South Korea
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Meng Suping
  China
Kim Kuk-hyang
  North Korea
Sarah Robles
  United States
2020 Tokyo
details
Li Wenwen
  China
Emily Campbell
  Great Britain
Sarah Robles
  United States

Discontinued eventsEdit

MenEdit

One hand liftEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Athens
details
Launceston Elliot
  Great Britain
Viggo Jensen
  Denmark
Alexandros Nikolopoulos
  Greece

Two hand liftEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Athens
details
Viggo Jensen
  Denmark
Launceston Elliot
  Great Britain
Sotirios Versis
  Greece
1900 Paris not included in the Olympic program
1904 St. Louis
details
Perikles Kakousis
  Greece
Oscar Osthoff
  United States
Frank Kugler
  United States

All-around dumbbell contestEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1904 St. Louis
details
Oscar Osthoff
  United States
Frederick Winters
  United States
Frank Kugler
  United States

FlyweightEdit

  • –52 kg (1972–1992)
  • –54 kg (1996)
Games Gold Silver Bronze
1972 Munich
details
Zygmunt Smalcerz
  Poland
Lajos Szűcs
  Hungary
Sándor Holczreiter
  Hungary
1976 Montreal
details
Aleksandr Voronin
  Soviet Union
György Kőszegi
  Hungary
Mohammad Nassiri
  Iran
1980 Moscow
details
Kanybek Osmonaliyev
  Soviet Union
Ho Bong-chol
  North Korea
Han Gyong-si
  North Korea
1984 Los Angeles
details
Zeng Guoqiang
  China
Zhou Peishun
  China
Kazushito Manabe
  Japan
1988 Seoul
details
Sevdalin Marinov
  Bulgaria
Chun Byung-kwan
  South Korea
He Zhuoqiang
  China
1992 Barcelona
details
Ivan Ivanov
  Bulgaria
Lin Qisheng
  China
Traian Cihărean
  Romania
1996 Atlanta
details
Halil Mutlu
  Turkey
Zhang Xiangsen
  China
Sevdalin Minchev
  Bulgaria

Light heavyweightEdit

  • 75–82.5 kg (1920–1992)
  • 76–83 kg (1996)
  • 77–85 kg (2000–2016)
Games Gold Silver Bronze
1920 Antwerp
details
Ernest Cadine
  France
Fritz Hünenberger
  Switzerland
Erik Pettersson
  Sweden
1924 Paris
details
Charles Rigoulot
  France
Fritz Hünenberger
  Switzerland
Leopold Friedrich
  Austria
1928 Amsterdam
details
El Sayed Nosseir
  Egypt
Louis Hostin
  France
Jan Verheijen
  Netherlands
1932 Los Angeles
details
Louis Hostin
  France
Svend Olsen
  Denmark
Henry Duey
  United States
1936 Berlin
details
Louis Hostin
  France
Eugen Deutsch
  Germany
Ibrahim Wasif
  Egypt
1948 London
details
Stanley Stanczyk
  United States
Harold Sakata
  United States
Gösta Magnusson
  Sweden
1952 Helsinki
details
Trofim Lomakin
  Soviet Union
Stanley Stanczyk
  United States
Arkady Vorobyov
  Soviet Union
1956 Melbourne
details
Tommy Kono
  United States
Vasilijs Stepanovs
  Soviet Union
Jim George
  United States
1960 Rome
details
Ireneusz Palinski
  Poland
Jim George
  United States
Jan Bochenek
  Poland
1964 Tokyo
details
Rudolf Plyukfelder
  Soviet Union
Géza Tóth
  Hungary
Győző Veres
  Hungary
1968 Mexico City
details
Boris Selitsky
  Soviet Union
Vladimir Belyaev
  Soviet Union
Norbert Ozimek
  Poland
1972 Munich
details
Leif Jenssen
  Norway
Norbert Ozimek
  Poland
György Horváth
  Hungary
1976 Montreal
details
Valery Shary
  Soviet Union
Trendafil Stoychev
  Bulgaria
Péter Baczakó
  Hungary
1980 Moscow
details
Yurik Vardanyan
  Soviet Union
Blagoy Blagoev
  Bulgaria
Dušan Poliačik
  Czechoslovakia
1984 Los Angeles
details
Petre Becheru
  Romania
Robert Kabbas
  Australia
Ryoji Isaoka
  Japan
1988 Seoul
details
Israil Arsamakov
  Soviet Union
István Messzi
  Hungary
Lee Hyung-kun
  South Korea
1992 Barcelona
details
Pyrros Dimas
  Greece
Krzysztof Siemion
  Poland
none awarded
1996 Atlanta
details
Pyrros Dimas
  Greece
Marc Huster
  Germany
Andrzej Cofalik
  Poland
2000 Sydney
details
Pyrros Dimas
  Greece
Marc Huster
  Germany
Giorgi Asanidze
  Georgia
2004 Athens
details
Giorgi Asanidze
  Georgia
Andrei Rybakou
  Belarus
Pyrros Dimas
  Greece
2008 Beijing
details
Lu Yong
  China
Tigran Martirosyan
  Armenia
Jadier Valladares
  Cuba
2012 London
details
Adrian Zieliński
  Poland
Kianoush Rostami
  Iran
Tarek Yehia
  Egypt
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Kianoush Rostami
  Iran
Tian Tao
  China
Denis Ulanov
  Kazakhstan

First heavyweightEdit

  • 90–100 kg (1980–1992)
  • 91–99 kg (1996)
Games Gold Silver Bronze
1980 Moscow
details
Ota Zaremba
  Czechoslovakia
Igor Nikitin
  Soviet Union
Alberto Blanco
  Cuba
1984 Los Angeles
details
Rolf Milser
  West Germany
Vasile Groapa
  Romania
Pekka Niemi
  Finland
1988 Seoul
details
Pavel Kuznetsov
  Soviet Union
Nicu Vlad
  Romania
Peter Immesberger
  West Germany
1992 Barcelona
details
Viktor Tregubov
  Unified Team
Timur Taymazov
  Unified Team
Waldemar Malak
  Poland
1996 Atlanta
details
Akakios Kakiasvilis
  Greece
Anatoly Khrapaty
  Kazakhstan
Denys Gotfrid
  Ukraine

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit