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. It was the second appearance of the middle heavyweight class.
|Men's 90 kg|
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
|Venue||Royal Exhibition Building|
|Date||26 November 1956|
|Competitors||15 from 14 nations|
|Winning total||462.5 kg WR|
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).
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|
|Press (kg)||Snatch (kg)||Clean & Jerk (kg)||Total|
|Arkady Vorobyov||Soviet Union||89.80||140||145||147.5||147.5 WR||137.5||137.5||170||175||177.5||177.5 =OR||462.5 WR|
|Dave Sheppard||United States||88.80||140||140||137.5||137.5||165||165||442.5|
|4||Mohammad Hassan Rahnavardi||Iran||89.50||127.5||135||140||140||122.5||127.5||127.5||157.5||157.5||425|
|6||Tan Kim Bee||Malaya||86.20||112.5||117.5||117.5||115||122.5||122.5||150||155||155||395|
|7||Lennox Kilgour||Trinidad and Tobago||89.10||122.5||127.5||127.5||112.5||117.5||117.5||140||145||145||390|
|9||Sydney Harrington||Great Britain||88.20||110||115||115||112.5||117.5||117.5||145||152.5||152.5||385|
|11||Kamineni Eswara Rao||India||88.40||117.5||122.5||122.5||100||110||110||135||142.5||147.5||147.5||380|
|15||Park Dong-cheol||South Korea||87.60||115||120||120||–||Retired||120|
|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|
- Official Report, p. 644.
- "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.