Weightlifting at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 60 kg

The men's 60 kg weightlifting competitions at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki took place on 25 July at Messuhalli.[1] It was the seventh appearance of the featherweight class, and the second time the weight class featured weightlifters between 56 and 60 kg (prior appearances had featherweight as the lightest weight class before a 56 kg weight class was added in 1948).[2]

Men's 60 kg
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
VenueMessuhalli
Date25 July 1952
Competitors22 from 21 nations
Winning total337.5 kg WR
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Rafael Chimishkyan  Soviet Union
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Nikolai Saksonov  Soviet Union
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Rodney Wilkes  Trinidad and Tobago
← 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   Juitsu Nan (JPN) 105 kg 1939
Snatch   Nikolai Saksonov (URS) 106 kg 1951
Clean & Jerk   Nikolai Saksonov (URS) 138 kg 1951
Total   Mahmoud Fayad (EGY) 332.5 kg London, United Kingdom 9 August 1948
Olympic record Press   Jafar Salmasi (IRI) 100 kg London, United Kingdom 9 August 1948
Snatch   Mahmoud Fayad (EGY) 105 kg London, United Kingdom 9 August 1948
Clean & Jerk   Mahmoud Fayad (EGY) 135 kg London, United Kingdom 9 August 1948
Total   Mahmoud Fayad (EGY) 332.5 kg London, United Kingdom 9 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
  Rafael Chimishkyan   Soviet Union 59.65 90 95 97.5 97.5 97.5 102.5 105 105 =OR 130 135 135 135 =OR 337.5 WR
  Nikolay Saksonov   Soviet Union 59.95 90 95 95 95 100 105 105 105 =OR 132.5 140 140 132.5 332.5
  Rodney Wilkes   Trinidad and Tobago 59.30 90 95 100 100 90 97.5 100 100 122.5 122.5 132.5 122.5 322.5
4 Rodrigo del Rosario   Philippines 59.20 100 105 107.5 105 OR 87.5 92.5 92.5 92.5 120 125 125 120 317.5
5 Khalifa Said Gouda   Egypt 59.20 85 90 90 85 95 100 102.5 102.5 120 125 130 125 312.5
6 Chay Weng Yew   Singapore 59.80 82.5 87.5 87.5 87.5 92.5 97.5 100 97.5 127.5 127.5 132.5 127.5 312.5
7 Bálint Nagy   Hungary 59.60 85 90 90 85 90 90 97.5 97.5 120 125 127.5 125 307.5
8 Mohssain Tabatabaie   Iran 59.85 90 95 95 90 90 95 97.5 97.5 115 115 120 120 307.5
9 Julian Creus   Great Britain 59.65 82.5 87.5 90 87.5 90 95 97.5 95 117.5 122.5 122.5 122.5 305
10 Jules Sylvain   Canada 59.85 87.5 92.5 95 92.5 87.5 92.5 92.5 92.5 112.5 117.5 122.5 117.5 302.5
11 Nam Su-il   South Korea 59.95 90 90 90 90 85 85 90 90 115 120 122.5 120 300
12 Daniel Pon Mony   India 60.00 85 90 95 95 85 90 92.5 90 115 120 115 300
13 Max Heral   France 59.35 77.5 82.5 85 82.5 87.5 92.5 95 95 115 120 125 120 297.5
14 Nil Tun Maung   Burma 59.05 90 90 95 90 82.5 87.5 90 87.5 117.5 122.5 122.5 117.5 295
15 Mikko Hokka   Finland 60.00 80 85 87.5 85 90 95 97.5 95 105 110 115 115 295
16 Oswald Junkes   Germany 59.85 75 80 82.5 80 85 90 92.5 90 110 115 120 120 290
17 Einar Eriksson   Sweden 59.95 82.5 87.5 87.5 87.5 87.5 92.5 92.5 92.5 110 115 115 110 290
18 James van Rensburg   South Africa 59.65 87.5 92.5 92.5 87.5 87.5 92.5 92.5 87.5 110 115 115 110 285
19 Giovanni Cocco   Italy 59.75 85 90 90 90 82.5 87.5 87.5 82.5 110 110 115 110 282.5
20 Henri Colans   Belgium 59.60 80 85 85 80 85 90 90 85 115 115 120 115 280
21 Henryk Skowronek   Poland 59.75 72.5 77.5 80 77.5 85 92.5 92.5 85 107.5 107.5 110 110 272.5
22 Carlos Chávez   Panama 58.20 90 95 95 90 92.5 92.5 90

New recordsEdit

Press 105 kg   Rodrigo Del Rosario (PHI) OR
Snatch 105 kg   Rafael Chimishkyan (URS)
  Nikolay Saksonov (URS)
=OR
Clean & Jerk 135 kg   Rafael Chimishkyan (URS) =OR
Total 337.5 kg   Rafael Chimishkyan (URS) WR

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Official Report, p. 387.
  2. ^ "Weightlifting at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games: Men's Featherweight". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 24 December 2019.