at the Games of the XI Olympiad
|Dates||2–5 August 1936|
|Competitors||80 from 15 nations|
The weightlifting competition at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin consisted of five weight classes, all for men only.
| Anthony Terlazzo |
| Saleh Soliman |
| Ibrahim Shams |
| Robert Fein |
|none awarded|| Karl Jansen |
| Anwar Mesbah |
| Khadr El Touni |
| Rudolf Ismayr |
| Adolf Wagner |
| Louis Hostin |
| Eugen Deutsch |
| Ibrahim Wasif |
| Josef Manger |
| Václav Pšenička |
| Arnold Luhaäär |
|United States (USA)||1||0||0||1|
|Totals (7 nations)||6||4||5||15|
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