Weightlifting at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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The weightlifting competition at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne consisted of seven weight classes, all for men only.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
–56 kg
 Charles Vinci
United States (USA)
 Vladimir Stogov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Mahmoud Namjoo
Iran (IRI)
Featherweight
56–60 kg
 Isaac Berger
United States (USA)
 Yevgeni Minaev
Soviet Union (URS)
 Marian Zieliński
Poland (POL)
Lightweight
60–67.5 kg
 Igor Rybak
Soviet Union (URS)
 Ravil Khabutdinov
Soviet Union (URS)
 Kim Chang-Hee
South Korea (KOR)
Middleweight
67.5–75 kg
 Fedor Bogdanovsky
Soviet Union (URS)
 Peter George
United States (USA)
 Ermanno Pignatti
Italy (ITA)
Light-heavyweight
75–82.5 kg
 Tommy Kono
United States (USA)
 Vasili Stepanov
Soviet Union (URS)
 James George
United States (USA)
Middle-heavyweight
82.5–90 kg
 Arkadi Vorobyev
Soviet Union (URS)
 David Sheppard
United States (USA)
 Jean Debuf
France (FRA)
Heavyweight
+90 kg
 Paul Anderson
United States (USA)
 Humberto Selvetti
Argentina (ARG)
 Alberto Pigaiani
Italy (ITA)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 4 2 1 7
2  Soviet Union (URS) 3 4 0 7
3  Argentina (ARG) 0 1 0 1
4  Italy (ITA) 0 0 2 2
5  France (FRA) 0 0 1 1
 Iran (IRI) 0 0 1 1
 Poland (POL) 0 0 1 1
 South Korea (KOR) 0 0 1 1
Total 7 7 7 21

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