Weightlifting at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's +90 kg

The men's +90 kg weightlifting competitions at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki took place on 27 July at Messuhalli.[1] It was the seventh appearance of the heavyweight class, and the first at the new 90 kg weight. Previously, all weightlifters above 82.5 kg were included in the heavyweight class.[2]

Men's +90 kg
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
VenueMessuhalli
Date27 July 1952
Competitors13 from 11 nations
Winning total460 kg OR
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) John Davis  United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) James Bradford  United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Humberto Selvetti  Argentina
← 1948
1956 →

Each weightlifter had three attempts at each of the three lifts. The best score for each lift was summed to give a total. The weightlifter could increase the weight between attempts (minimum of 5 kg between first and second attempts, 2.5 kg between second and third attempts) but could not decrease weight. If two or more weightlifters finished with the same total, the competitors' body weights were used as the tie-breaker (lighter athlete wins).[1]

RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record Press   Doug Hepburn (CAN) 156.5 kg 1951
Snatch   John Davis (USA) 149.5 kg 1951
Clean & Jerk   John Davis (USA) 182 kg 1951
Total   John Davis (USA) 481.5 kg 1951
Olympic record Press   John Davis (USA) 137.5 kg London, United Kingdom 11 August 1948
Snatch   John Davis (USA) 137.5 kg London, United Kingdom 11 August 1948
Clean & Jerk   John Davis (USA) 177.5 kg London, United Kingdom 11 August 1948
Total   John Davis (USA) 452.5 kg London, United Kingdom 11 August 1948

ResultsEdit

Rank Athlete Nation Body
weight
Press (kg) Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total
1 2 3 Result 1 2 3 Result 1 2 3 Result
  John Davis   United States 104.35 117.5 145 150 150 OR 135 145 145 OR 165 182.5 182.5 165 460 OR
  James Bradford   United States 109.80 132.5 140 142.5 140 125 130 132.5 132.5 155 160 165 165 437.5
  Humberto Selvetti   Argentina 127.25 135 145 150 150 OR 115 120 120 120 150 157.5 162.5 162.5 432.5
4 Heinz Schattner   Germany 124.10 130 135 135 130 125 130 132.5 130 155 162.5 172.5 162.5 422.5
5 Dave Baillie   Canada 120.90 137.5 145 147.5 145 117.5 117.5 122.5 122.5 152.5 160 160 152.5 420
6 Norberto Ferreira   Argentina 129.50 135 140 142.5 140 115 115 115 115 145 150 155 155 410
7 Harold Cleghorn   New Zealand 109.35 130 130 135 130 117.5 122.5 122.5 117.5 152.5 157.5 157.5 152.5 400
8 Franz Hölbl   Austria 114.10 110 115 120 115 110 117.5 120 117.5 142.5 150 155 155 387.5
9 Lage Andersson   Sweden 114.40 120 125 130 125 105 105 110 110 140 145 150 145 380
10 Adelfino Mancinelli   Italy 120.00 122.5 127.5 130 127.5 105 110 110 105 135 140 145 140 372.5
11 Eino Mäkinen   Finland 99.40 102.5 107.5 110 110 105 110 115 110 140 147.5 152.5 147.5 367.5
12 Valdemar de Silveira   Brazil 105.80 112.5 117.5 117.5 112.5 110 115 115 110 140 145 145 140 362.5
13 Abraham Charité   Netherlands 102.25 110 115 120 115 115

New recordsEdit

Press 150 kg   John Davis (USA)
  Humberto Selvetti (ARG)
OR
Snatch 145 kg   John Davis (USA) OR
Total 460 kg   John Davis (USA) OR

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Official Report, p. 395.
  2. ^ "Weightlifting at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games: Men's Heavyweight". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 25 December 2019.