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
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Joseph De Pietro
 United States
Julian Creus
 Great Britain
Richard Tom
 United States
Featherweight
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Mahmoud Fayad
 Egypt
Rodney Wilkes
 Trinidad and Tobago
Jafar Salmasi
 Iran
Lightweight
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Ibrahim Shams
 Egypt
Attia Hamouda
 Egypt
James Halliday
 Great Britain
Middleweight
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Frank Spellman
 United States
Pete George
 United States
Kim Sung-Jip
 South Korea
Light-heavyweight
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Stanley Stanczyk
 United States
Harold Sakata
 United States
Gösta Magnusson
 Sweden
Heavyweight
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John Davis
 United States
Norbert Schemansky
 United States
Abraham Charite
 Netherlands

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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Coordinates: 51°33′20″N 0°16′47″W / 51.5556°N 0.2797°W / 51.5556; -0.2797