Weightlifting at the 1968 Summer Olympics

The weightlifting competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City consisted of seven weight classes, all for men only. The competition was held from 17 to 21 October 1968.[1]

Weightlifting
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Weightlifting pictogram.svg
VenueTeatro de los Insurgentes
Dates17–21 October 1968
Competitors160 from 55 nations
← 1964
1972 →

It also counted as 1968 World Weightlifting Championships. Soviet Union finished first in medal table after winning three gold medals. Japan, Iran, Finland and Poland won the remaining gold medals.

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
(56 kg)
details
Mohammad Nassiri
  Iran
367.5 kg Imre Földi
  Hungary
367.5 kg Henryk Trębicki
  Poland
357.5 kg
Featherweight
(60 kg)
details
Yoshinobu Miyake
  Japan
392.5 kg Dito Shanidze
  Soviet Union
387.5 kg Yoshiyuki Miyake
  Japan
385.0 kg
Lightweight
(67.5 kg)
details
Waldemar Baszanowski
  Poland
437.5 kg Parviz Jalayer
  Iran
422.5 kg Marian Zieliński
  Poland
420.0 kg
Middleweight
(75 kg)
details
Viktor Kurentsov
  Soviet Union
475.0 kg Masushi Ouchi
  Japan
455.0 kg Károly Bakos
  Hungary
440.0 kg
Light heavyweight
(82.5 kg)
details
Boris Selitsky
  Soviet Union
485.0 kg Vladimir Belyaev
  Soviet Union
485.0 kg Norbert Ozimek
  Poland
472.5 kg
Middle heavyweight
(90 kg)
details
Kaarlo Kangasniemi
  Finland
517.5 kg Jaan Talts
  Soviet Union
507.5 kg Marek Gołąb
  Poland
495.0 kg
Heavyweight
(+90 kg)
details
Leonid Zhabotinsky
  Soviet Union
572.5 kg Serge Reding
  Belgium
555.0 kg Joseph Dube
  United States
555.0 kg

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union (URS)3306
2  Japan (JPN)1113
3  Iran (IRI)1102
4  Poland (POL)1045
5  Finland (FIN)1001
6  Hungary (HUN)0112
7  Belgium (BEL)0101
8  United States (USA)0011
Totals (8 nations)77721

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Weightlifting at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 1 January 2020.

External linksEdit