Weightlifting at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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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.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
–56 kg
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 Ivan Udodov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Mahmoud Namjoo
Iran (IRI)
 Ali Mirzaei
Iran (IRI)
Featherweight
56–60 kg
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 Rafael Chimishkyan
Soviet Union (URS)
 Nikolai Saksonov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Rodney Wilkes
Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)
Lightweight
60–67.5 kg
details
 Tommy Kono
United States (USA)
 Yevgeni Lopatin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Vern Barberis
Australia (AUS)
Middleweight
67.5–75 kg
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 Peter George
United States (USA)
 Gérald Gratton
Canada (CAN)
 Kim Sung-Jip
South Korea (KOR)
Light-heavyweight
75–82.5 kg
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 Trofim Lomakin
Soviet Union (URS)
 Stanley Stanczyk
United States (USA)
 Arkadi Vorobyev
Soviet Union (URS)
Middle-heavyweight
82.5–90 kg
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 Norbert Schemansky
United States (USA)
 Grigory Novak
Soviet Union (URS)
 Lennox Kilgour
Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)
Heavyweight
+90 kg
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 John Davis
United States (USA)
 James Bradford
United States (USA)
 Humberto Selvetti
Argentina (ARG)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 4 2 0 6
2  Soviet Union (URS) 3 3 1 7
3  Iran (IRI) 0 1 1 2
4  Canada (CAN) 0 1 0 1
5  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 0 0 2 2
6  Argentina (ARG) 0 0 1 1
 Australia (AUS) 0 0 1 1
 South Korea (KOR) 0 0 1 1
Total 7 7 7 21

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