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. 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.
|Men's +90 kg|
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
|Date||27 July 1952|
|Competitors||13 from 11 nations|
|Winning total||460 kg OR|
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).
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|
|Press (kg)||Snatch (kg)||Clean & Jerk (kg)||Total|
|John Davis||United States||104.35||117.5||145||150||150 OR||135||145||—||145 OR||165||165||460 OR|
|James Bradford||United States||109.80||132.5||140||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||150||157.5||162.5||162.5||432.5|
|7||Harold Cleghorn||New Zealand||109.35||130||130||117.5||117.5||152.5||152.5||400|
|12||Valdemar de Silveira||Brazil||105.80||112.5||112.5||110||110||140||140||362.5|
|Press||150 kg|| John Davis (USA)
Humberto Selvetti (ARG)
|Snatch||145 kg||John Davis (USA)||OR|
|Total||460 kg||John Davis (USA)||OR|
- Official Report, p. 395.
- "Weightlifting at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games: Men's Heavyweight". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 25 December 2019.