Weightlifting at the 1920 Summer Olympics

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Weightlifting returned to the Olympic program at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, with competition in five weight classes, for men only. The sport had previously been contested at the Olympic Games in 1904.

Weightlifting

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Featherweight
–60 kg
details
 Frans De Haes
Belgium (BEL)
 Alfred Schmidt
Estonia (EST)
 Eugène Ryter
Switzerland (SUI)
Lightweight
–67.5 kg
details
 Alfred Neuland
Estonia (EST)
 Louis Williquet
Belgium (BEL)
 Florimond Rooms
Belgium (BEL)
Middleweight
–75 kg
details
 Henri Gance
France (FRA)
 Pietro Bianchi
Italy (ITA)
 Albert Pettersson
Sweden (SWE)
Light-heavyweight
–82.5 kg
details
 Ernest Cadine
France (FRA)
 Fritz Hünenberger
Switzerland (SUI)
 Erik Pettersson
Sweden (SWE)
Heavyweight
+82.5 kg
details
 Filippo Bottino
Italy (ITA)
 Joseph Alzin
Luxembourg (LUX)
 Louis Bernot
France (FRA)

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 53 weightlifters from 14 nations competed at the Antwerp Games:

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  France (FRA) 2 0 1 3
2  Belgium (BEL) 1 1 1 3
3  Estonia (EST) 1 1 0 2
 Italy (ITA) 1 1 0 2
5  Switzerland (SUI) 0 1 1 2
6  Luxembourg (LUX) 0 1 0 1
7  Sweden (SWE) 0 0 2 2

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