Weightlifting at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 67.5 kg

The men's 67.5 kg weightlifting competitions at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki took place on 26 July at Messuhalli.[1] It was the seventh appearance of the lightweight class.[2]

Men's 67.5 kg
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
VenueMessuhalli
Date26 July 1952
Competitors24 from 22 nations
Winning total362.5 kg OR
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Tommy Kono  United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Yevgeny Lopatin  Soviet Union
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Vern Barberis  Australia
← 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   N. Nikulin (URS) 112 kg 1951
Snatch   Ibrahim Shams (EGY) 116.5 kg 1939
Clean & Jerk   Ibrahim Shams (EGY) 153.5 kg 1939
Total   Stanley Stanczyk (USA) 367.5 kg Paris, France 18–19 October 1946
Olympic record Press   John Stuart (CAN) 107.5 kg London, United Kingdom 10 August 1948
Snatch   Ibrahim Shams (EGY) 115 kg London, United Kingdom 10 August 1948
Clean & Jerk   Ibrahim Shams (EGY) 147.5 kg London, United Kingdom 10 August 1948
Total   Ibrahim Shams (EGY) 360 kg London, United Kingdom 10 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
  Tommy Kono   United States 67.35 105 110 110 105 105 110 117.5 117.5 WR 140 155 155 140 362.5 OR
  Yevgeny Lopatin   Soviet Union 66.95 100 105 105 100 102.5 107.5 110 107.5 135 140 142.5 142.5 350
  Vern Barberis   Australia 67.30 97.5 102.5 105 105 100 105 105 105 132.5 140 142.5 140 350
4 Kim Chang-hee   South Korea 67.10 95 100 102.5 100 97.5 102.5 105 105 135 140 140 140 345
5 Hassan Ferdos   Iran 67.20 97.5 102.5 102.5 102.5 102.5 107.5 107.5 107.5 130 130 135 135 345
6 Abdel Khadr El-Touni   Egypt 66.65 97.5 102.5 105 105 100 105 107.5 107.5 130 130 130 130 342.5
7 Johan Runge   Denmark 66.80 100 105 105 92.5 97.5 97.5 97.5 122.5 127.5 130 127.5 330
8 Thio Ging Hwie   Indonesia 66.75 97.5 102.5 105 105 87.5 92.5 92.5 92.5 120 125 130 130 327.5
9 Ermanno Pignatti   Italy 67.50 92.5 97.5 97.5 92.5 100 105 107.5 105 122.5 127.5 132.5 127.5 325
10 Alfonso Canti   Italy 67.30 90 95 97.5 97.5 95 100 100 100 117.5 122.5 125 122.5 320
11 Robert Belza   Czechoslovakia 67.45 85 90 92.5 92.5 90 95 97.5 97.5 122.5 127.5 130 130 320
12 Arvid Andersson   Sweden 66.85 85 90 92.5 92.5 97.5 102.5 102.5 102.5 122.5 127.5 127.5 122.5 317.5
13 Barry Engelbrecht   South Africa 67.40 95 95 100 95 92.5 97.5 100 97.5 117.5 122.5 122.5 122.5 315
14 Nil Kyaw Yin   Burma 66.30 82.5 87.5 90 87.5 90 95 97.5 97.5 117.5 125 125 125 310
15 Tauno Suoniemi   Finland 67.30 95 100 100 95 95 95 95 95 120 120 125 120 310
16 Antonio Hoffmann   Puerto Rico 64.10 97.5 105 105 97.5 87.5 92.5 95 92.5 117.5 122.5 122.5 117.5 307.5
17 Josef Tauchner   Austria 67.45 90 95 95 90 92.5 97.5 97.5 92.5 120 125 130 125 307.5
18 Yorrie Evans   Great Britain 67.50 87.5 92.5 92.5 87.5 90 95 97.5 95 120 125 130 125 307.5
19 Björn Heyn   Norway 67.50 90 95 100 95 90 90 92.5 90 110 115 120 115 300
20 Roger Rubini   Switzerland 67.45 80 85 85 80 87.5 92.5 95 92.5 115 122.5 122.5 122.5 295
21 Edward Ścigała   Poland 66.60 75 80 80 80 85 90 92.5 90 115 120 120 120 290
22 James Halliday   Great Britain 67.40 87.5 92.5 95 92.5 102.5 110 112.5 112.5 130 135 135 205
23 Toni Leuthe   Germany 67.00 90 95 95 90 95 100 102.5 100 125 125 125 190
24 Thong Saw Pak   Singapore 66.65 90 95 97.5 95 90 90 90 95

New recordsEdit

Snatch 117.5 kg   Tommy Kono (USA) WR
Total 362.5 kg   Tommy Kono (USA) OR

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Official Report, p. 389.
  2. ^ "Weightlifting at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games: Men's Lightweight". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 24 December 2019.