Weightlifting at the 1956 Summer Olympics

The weightlifting competition at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne consisted of seven weight classes, all for men only.[1]

Weightlifting
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Weightlifting pictogram.svg
VenueRoyal Exhibition Building
Dates23–26 November 1956
Competitors105 from 34 nations
← 1952
1960 →

Medal summaryEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
details
Charles Vinci
  United States
Vladimir Stogov
  Soviet Union
Mahmoud Namjoo
  Iran
Featherweight
details
Isaac Berger
  United States
Yevgeni Minaev
  Soviet Union
Marian Zieliński
  Poland
Lightweight
details
Igor Rybak
  Soviet Union
Ravil Khabutdinov
  Soviet Union
Kim Chang-Hee
  South Korea
Middleweight
details
Fyodor Bogdanovsky
  Soviet Union
Pete George
  United States
Ermanno Pignatti
  Italy
Light-heavyweight
details
Tommy Kono
  United States
Vasili Stepanov
  Soviet Union
James George
  United States
Middle-heavyweight
details
Arkadi Vorobyev
  Soviet Union
David Sheppard
  United States
Jean Debuf
  France
Heavyweight
details
Paul Anderson
  United States
Humberto Selvetti
  Argentina
Alberto Pigaiani
  Italy

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)4217
2  Soviet Union (URS)3407
3  Argentina (ARG)0101
4  Italy (ITA)0022
5  France (FRA)0011
  Iran (IRI)0011
  Poland (POL)0011
  South Korea (KOR)0011
Totals (8 nations)77721

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weightlifting at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 26 December 2019.

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