Weightlifting at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 82.5 kg

The men's 82.5 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 light heavyweight class.[2]

Men's 82.5 kg
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
VenueMessuhalli
Date27 July 1952
Competitors22 from 19 nations
Winning total417.5 kg =OR
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Trofim Lomakin  Soviet Union
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Stanley Stanczyk  United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Arkady Vorobyov  Soviet Union
← 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   Grigory Novak (URS) 143 kg 1949
Snatch   Arkady Vorobyov (URS) 153.5 kg 1951
Clean & Jerk   Henri Ferrari (FRA) 169 kg 1945
Total   Grigory Novak (URS) 425 kg Paris, France 19 October 1946
Olympic record Press   Stanley Stanczyk (USA) 130 kg London, United Kingdom 11 August 1948
Snatch   Stanley Stanczyk (USA) 130 kg London, United Kingdom 11 August 1948
Clean & Jerk   Stanley Stanczyk (USA) 157.5 kg London, United Kingdom 11 August 1948
Total   Stanley Stanczyk (USA) 417.5 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
  Trofim Lomakin   Soviet Union 81.80 125 130 130 125 127.5 132.5 132.5 127.5 160 165 165 165 OR 417.5 =OR
  Stanley Stanczyk   United States 82.40 122.5 127.5 130 127.5 122.5 127.5 127.5 127.5 155 160 165 160 415
  Arkady Vorobyov   Soviet Union 81.80 120 125 125 120 127.5 132.5 132.5 127.5 160 170 170 160 407.5
4 Mohammad Hassan Rahnavardi   Iran 82.35 120 120 120 120 115 122.5 125 122.5 150 155 160 160 402.5
5 Jean Debuf   France 81.65 110 115 117.5 117.5 117.5 122.5 125 122.5 150 160 162.5 160 400
6 Issy Bloomberg   South Africa 80.10 120 127.5 127.5 127.5 110 115 117.5 115 142.5 150 155 150 392.5
7 Osvaldo Forte   Argentina 82.45 107.5 112.5 115 112.5 115 122.5 122.5 115 145 150 155 155 382.5
8 Clyde Emrich   United States 79.70 115 120 120 120 115 115 145 152.5 145 380
9 Mohamed Ali Abdel Kerim   Egypt 80.45 100 105 110 105 115 115 122.5 122.5 150 155 155 150 377.5
10 Georges Firmin   France 80.50 110 110 115 115 110 115 117.5 115 140 145 147.5 147.5 377.5
11 Hans Claussen   Germany 82.50 97.5 102.5 105 102.5 107.5 115 117.5 115 137.5 145 145 145 362.5
12 Armando Rueda   Mexico 80.95 115 120 120 115 102.5 107.5 110 107.5 132.5 137.5 137.5 137.5 360
13 Augusto Fiorentini   Italy 82.40 105 110 110 105 105 110 115 110 140 145 150 145 360
14 Wilhelm Flenner   Austria 82.45 100 105 105 100 110 115 115 110 142.5 142.5 150 142.5 352.5
15 Josef Hantych   Czechoslovakia 81.80 87.5 92.5 95 95 105 110 110 110 135 140 145 140 345
16 Silvino Robin   Brazil 82.50 102.5 107.5 107.5 107.5 100 105 105 100 132.5 137.5 140 137.5 345
17 Cecil Moore   Guyana 82.30 95 100 102.5 100 97.5 102.5 107.5 107.5 127.5 135 142.5 135 342.5
18 Ilie Dancea   Romania 82.45 90 95 97.5 95 102.5 102.5 107.5 102.5 127.5 132.5 132.5 132.5 330
19 Czesław Białas   Poland 82.20 87.5 92.5 92.5 87.5 102.5 102.5 107.5 107.5 125 130 135 130 325
20 Jack Varaleau   Canada 80.40 105 112.5 112.5 105 107.5 107.5 107.5 212.5
21 Orlando Garrido   Cuba 81.70 122.5 130 130 122.5 115 115 115 122.5
22 Sigvard Kinnunen   Sweden 80.95 110 112.5 112.5 110 110 110 112.5
23 Juhani Vellamo   Finland

New recordsEdit

Clean & Jerk 165 kg   Trofim Lomakin (URS) OR
Total 417.5 kg   Trofim Lomakin (URS) =OR

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Official Report, p. 391.
  2. ^ "Weightlifting at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games: Men's Light-Heavyweight". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 25 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)