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
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Ivan Udodov
 Soviet Union
Mahmoud Namjoo
 Iran
Ali Mirzaei
 Iran
Featherweight
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Rafael Chimishkyan
 Soviet Union
Nikolai Saksonov
 Soviet Union
Rodney Wilkes
 Trinidad and Tobago
Lightweight
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Tommy Kono
 United States
Yevgeni Lopatin
 Soviet Union
Vern Barberis
 Australia
Middleweight
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Pete George
 United States
Gérald Gratton
 Canada
Kim Sung-Jip
 South Korea
Light-heavyweight
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Trofim Lomakin
 Soviet Union
Stanley Stanczyk
 United States
Arkady Vorobyev
 Soviet Union
Middle-heavyweight
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Norbert Schemansky
 United States
Grigory Novak
 Soviet Union
Lennox Kilgour
 Trinidad and Tobago
Heavyweight
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John Davis
 United States
James Bradford
 United States
Humberto Selvetti
 Argentina

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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