Weightlifting at the 1948 Summer Olympics

The weightlifting competition at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London consisted of six weight classes, all for men only. The bantamweight division was a newly created weight class, marking the first change to the Olympic program since 1920.[1]

Weightlifting
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Weightlifting pictogram.svg
VenueEmpress Hall, Earl's Court
Dates9–11 August 1948
Competitors120 from 30 nations
← 1936
1952 →

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
details
Joseph De Pietro
  United States
Julian Creus
  Great Britain
Richard Tom
  United States
Featherweight
details
Mahmoud Fayad
  Egypt
Rodney Wilkes
  Trinidad and Tobago
Jafar Salmasi
  Iran
Lightweight
details
Ibrahim Shams
  Egypt
Attia Hamouda
  Egypt
James Halliday
  Great Britain
Middleweight
details
Frank Spellman
  United States
Pete George
  United States
Kim Sung-Jip
  South Korea
Light-heavyweight
details
Stanley Stanczyk
  United States
Harold Sakata
  United States
Gösta Magnusson
  Sweden
Heavyweight
details
John Davis
  United States
Norbert Schemansky
  United States
Abraham Charite
  Netherlands

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)4318
2  Egypt (EGY)2103
3  Great Britain (GBR)0112
4  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)0101
5  Iran (IRI)0011
  Netherlands (NED)0011
  South Korea (KOR)0011
  Sweden (SWE)0011
Totals (8 nations)66618

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weightlifting at the 1948 London Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 22 December 2019.

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