Weightlifting at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's +82.5 kg

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Men's heavyweight weightlifting
at the Games of the IX Olympiad
Date July 29
Competitors 17 from 11 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Josef Straßberger  Germany
2nd, silver medalist(s) Arnold Luhaäär  Estonia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jaroslav Skobla  Czechoslovakia
← 1924
1932 →
Weightlifting at the
1928 Summer Olympics
Weightlifting pictogram.svg
−60 kg men
−67.5 kg men
−75 kg men
−82.5 kg men
+82.5 kg men

The men's heavyweight or unlimited event was part of the weightlifting programme at the 1928 Summer Olympics. The weight class was the heaviest contested, and allowed weightlifters over 82.5 kilograms (181.5 pounds). The competition was held on Sunday, July 29, 1928.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in kilograms) prior to the 1928 Summer Olympics.

World Record Press  ? Austria Rudolf Schilberg Vienna (AUT) 1928
Snatch 126.5 France Charles Rigoulot Paris (FRA) 1926
Clean & Jerk 161.5 France Charles Rigoulot Paris (FRA) 1925
Total 380 Germany Karl Morke Stuttgart (GER) 1920
Olympic Record Press 112.5 Italy Giuseppe Tonani Paris (FRA) July 24, 1924
112.5 Austria Franz Aigner Paris (FRA) July 24, 1924
Snatch 100 Italy Giuseppe Tonani Paris (FRA) July 24, 1924
100 France Louis Dannoux Paris (FRA) July 24, 1924
100 France Claudius Dutriève Paris (FRA) July 24, 1924
Clean & Jerk 140 Estonia Harald Tammer Paris (FRA) July 24, 1924
Total 342.5(*) Italy Giuseppe Tonani Paris (FRA) July 24, 1924

(*) Originally a five lift competition.

All four Olympic records were improved in this competition. Josef Straßberger set a new world record in press with 122.5 kilograms.

Results[edit]

All figures in kilograms.

Place Weightlifter Press Snatch Clean & jerk Total
1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.
1  Josef Straßberger (GER) 115 120 122.5 102.5 107.5 X (110) 137.5 X (142.5) 142.5 372.5
2  Arnold Luhaäär (EST) 92.5 97.5 100 X (110) 110 X (115) 140 145 150 360
3  Jaroslav Skobla (TCH) 90 100 X (105) 97.5 X (107.5) 107.5 140 147.5 X (150) 357.5
4  Kārlis Leilands (LAT) 105 110 X (115) 105 X (110) X (110) X (140) X (140) 140 355
5  Rudolf Schilberg (AUT) X (115) 115 X (120) 97.5 105 X (107.5) X (132.5) 135 X (137.5) 355
 Josef Leppelt (AUT) 95 100 105 100 110 X (115) 130 X (140) 140 355
7  Giuseppe Tonani (ITA) 112.5 117.5 X (120) 97.5 X (102.5) X (102.5) 127.5 135 137.5 352.5
8  Hermann Volz (GER) 92.5 97.5 X (102.5) 102.5 107.5 110 127.5 132.5 X (137.5) 340
9  Claudius Dutriève (FRA) 90 97.5 X (100) 100 X (105) X (105) 127.5 132.5 X (137.5) 330
10  Marcel Dumoulin (FRA) 87.5 92.5 X (95) 100 X (105) X (105) 130 135 X (140) 327.5
 Francesco Mercoli (ITA) 102.5 X (107.5) X (107.5) X (100) 100 X (105) 125 X (130) - 327.5
12  Minus Verheijen (NED) 90 95 100 90 X (95) X (95) X (120) 130 - 325
13  Harold Wood (GBR) 90 95 X (100) X (95) 95 X (100) 120 125 X (130) 315
14  Franz Riederer (SUI) X (85) 85 90 90 X (95) X (95) 115 120 X (125) 300
15  Marcel Panen (BEL) X (80) 80 85 X (77.5) 80 85 110 115 X (120) 280
16  Walter Gasser (SUI) 80 85 X (87.5) 77.5 X (82.5) X (82.5) 105 X (110) - 267.5
-  Henk Verheijen (NED) 95 102.5 X (105) 100 X (105) X (105) X (137.5) - - -

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