Weightlifting at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's 90 kg

The men's 90 kg weightlifting competitions at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne took place on 26 November at the Royal Exhibition Building.[1] It was the second appearance of the middle heavyweight class.[2]

Men's 90 kg
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
VenueRoyal Exhibition Building
Date26 November 1956
Competitors15 from 14 nations
Winning total462.5 kg WR
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Arkady Vorobyov  Soviet Union
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Dave Sheppard  United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Jean Debuf  France
← 1952
1960 →

Competition formatEdit

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   Tommy Kono (USA) 146 kg 1956
Snatch   Arkady Vorobyov (URS) 143 kg 1956
Clean & Jerk   Norbert Schemansky (USA) 181 kg 1953
Total   Arkady Vorobyov (URS) 460 kg Vienna, Austria 9 October 1954
Olympic record Press   Grigory Novak (URS) 140 kg Helsinki, Finland 27 July 1952
Snatch   Norbert Schemansky (USA) 140 kg Helsinki, Finland 27 July 1952
Clean & Jerk   Norbert Schemansky (USA) 177.5 kg Helsinki, Finland 27 July 1952
Total   Norbert Schemansky (USA) 445 kg Helsinki, Finland 27 July 1952

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
  Arkady Vorobyov   Soviet Union 89.80 140 145 147.5 147.5 WR 137.5 142.5 142.5 137.5 170 175 177.5 177.5 =OR 462.5 WR
  Dave Sheppard   United States 88.80 140 140 145 140 137.5 137.5 137.5 137.5 165 165 185 165 442.5
  Jean Debuf   France 87.60 122.5 127.5 130 130 122.5 127.5 130 127.5 162.5 167.5 167.5 425
4 Mohammad Hassan Rahnavardi   Iran 89.50 127.5 135 140 140 122.5 127.5 130 127.5 157.5 162.5 162.5 157.5 425
5 Ivan Veselinov   Bulgaria 88.60 127.5 132.5 135 132.5 120 125 125 120 155 155 160 155 407.5
6 Tan Kim Bee   Malaya 86.20 112.5 117.5 117.5 117.5 115 122.5 127.5 122.5 150 155 160 155 395
7 Lennox Kilgour   Trinidad and Tobago 89.10 122.5 127.5 132.5 127.5 112.5 117.5 122.5 117.5 140 145 150 145 390
8 Leonard Treganowan   Australia 89.70 117.5 117.5 122.5 122.5 117.5 122.5 122.5 117.5 150 150 155 150 390
9 Sydney Harrington   Great Britain 88.20 110 115 115 115 112.5 117.5 120 117.5 145 152.5 157.5 152.5 385
9 Manny Santos   Australia 88.20 120 125 130 125 110 115 115 110 150 150 160 150 385
11 Kamineni Eswara Rao   India 88.40 117.5 117.5 122.5 122.5 100 110 115 110 135 142.5 147.5 147.5 380
12 Bruno Barabani   Brazil 89.70 105 110 115 110 112.5 117.5 120 112.5 145 145 155 145 367.5
13 Carlos Seigelshifer   Argentina 89.50 117.5 122.5 125 125 112.5 117.5 117.5 112.5 150 150 150 237.5
14 Czesław Białas   Poland 89.60 130 135 135 130 120 125 125 Retired 130
15 Park Dong-cheol   South Korea 87.60 115 120 122.5 120 120 125 125 Retired 120

New recordsEdit

Press 147.5 kg   Arkady Vorobyov (URS) WR
Clean & Jerk 177.5 kg   Arkady Vorobyov (URS) =OR
Total 462.5 kg   Arkady Vorobyov (URS) WR

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Official Report, p. 644.
  2. ^ "Weightlifting at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games: Men's Middle-Heavyweight". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 26 December 2019.