Weightlifting at the 1948 Summer Olympics

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The weightlifting competition at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London consisted of six weight classes, all for men only. The bantamweight division was a newly created weight class, marking the first change to the Olympic program since 1920.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
–56 kg
 Joseph De Pietro
United States (USA)
 Julian Creus
Great Britain (GBR)
 Richard Tom
United States (USA)
Featherweight
56–60 kg
 Mahmoud Fayad
Egypt (EGY)
 Rodney Wilkes
Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)
 Jafar Salmasi
Iran (IRI)
Lightweight
60–67.5 kg
 Ibrahim Shams
Egypt (EGY)
 Attia Hamouda
Egypt (EGY)
 James Halliday
Great Britain (GBR)
Middleweight
67.5–75 kg
 Frank Spellman
United States (USA)
 Peter George
United States (USA)
 Kim Sung-Jip
South Korea (KOR)
Light-heavyweight
75–82.5 kg
 Stanley Stanczyk
United States (USA)
 Harold Sakata
United States (USA)
 Gösta Magnusson
Sweden (SWE)
Heavyweight
+82.5 kg
 John Davis
United States (USA)
 Norbert Schemansky
United States (USA)
 Abraham Charite
Netherlands (NED)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 4 3 1 8
2  Egypt (EGY) 2 1 0 3
3  Great Britain (GBR) 0 1 1 2
4  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 0 1 0 1
5  Iran (IRI) 0 0 1 1
 Netherlands (NED) 0 0 1 1
 South Korea (KOR) 0 0 1 1
 Sweden (SWE) 0 0 1 1
Total 6 6 6 18

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