Weightlifting at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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Weightlifting
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Weightlifting pictogram.svg
Venue Messuhalli
Dates25–27 July 1952
Competitors142 from 41 nations
  1948
1956  

The weightlifting competition at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki consisted of seven weight classes, all for men only. The middle-heavyweight division was a newly created weight class, moving the heavyweight class up from 82.5 kg to 90 kg. The events were held at Messuhalli. [1]

Contents

Medal summary

GamesGoldSilverBronze
Bantamweight
details
Ivan Udodov
Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union
Mahmoud Namjoo
State Flag of Iran (1933-1964).svg  Iran
Ali Mirzaei
State Flag of Iran (1933-1964).svg  Iran
Featherweight
details
Rafael Chimishkyan
Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union
Nikolai Saksonov
Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union
Rodney Wilkes
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago 1889-1958.svg  Trinidad and Tobago
Lightweight
details
Tommy Kono
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Yevgeni Lopatin
Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union
Vern Barberis
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
Middleweight
details
Pete George
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Gérald Gratton
Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada
Kim Sung-Jip
Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).png  South Korea
Light-heavyweight
details
Trofim Lomakin
Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union
Stanley Stanczyk
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Arkady Vorobyev
Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union
Middle-heavyweight
details
Norbert Schemansky
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Grigory Novak
Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union
Lennox Kilgour
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago 1889-1958.svg  Trinidad and Tobago
Heavyweight
details
John Davis
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
James Bradford
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Humberto Selvetti
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1US flag 48 stars.svg  United States  (USA)4206
2Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union  (URS)3317
3State Flag of Iran (1933-1964).svg  Iran  (IRI)0112
4Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada  (CAN)0101
5Flag of Trinidad and Tobago 1889-1958.svg  Trinidad and Tobago  (TRI)0022
6Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina  (ARG)0011
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)0011
Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).png  South Korea  (KOR)0011
Totals (8 nations)77721

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References

  1. "Weightlifting at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 24 December 2019.

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