Weightlifting at the 1952 Summer Olympics

The weightlifting competition at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki consisted of seven weight classes, all for men only. The middle-heavyweight division was a newly created weight class, moving the heavyweight class up from 82.5 kg to 90 kg. The events were held at Messuhalli.[1]

Weightlifting
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Weightlifting pictogram.svg
VenueMessuhalli
Dates25–27 July 1952
Competitors142 from 41 nations
← 1948
1956 →

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
details
Ivan Udodov
  Soviet Union
Mahmoud Namjoo
  Iran
Ali Mirzaei
  Iran
Featherweight
details
Rafael Chimishkyan
  Soviet Union
Nikolai Saksonov
  Soviet Union
Rodney Wilkes
  Trinidad and Tobago
Lightweight
details
Tommy Kono
  United States
Yevgeni Lopatin
  Soviet Union
Vern Barberis
  Australia
Middleweight
details
Pete George
  United States
Gérald Gratton
  Canada
Kim Sung-Jip
  South Korea
Light-heavyweight
details
Trofim Lomakin
  Soviet Union
Stanley Stanczyk
  United States
Arkady Vorobyev
  Soviet Union
Middle-heavyweight
details
Norbert Schemansky
  United States
Grigory Novak
  Soviet Union
Lennox Kilgour
  Trinidad and Tobago
Heavyweight
details
John Davis
  United States
James Bradford
  United States
Humberto Selvetti
  Argentina

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)4206
2  Soviet Union (URS)3317
3  Iran (IRI)0112
4  Canada (CAN)0101
5  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)0022
6  Argentina (ARG)0011
  Australia (AUS)0011
  South Korea (KOR)0011
Totals (8 nations)77721

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weightlifting at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 24 December 2019.

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