Weightlifting at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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Weightlifting
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Weightlifting pictogram.svg
Venue Royal Exhibition Building
Dates 23–26 November 1956
Competitors 105 from 34 nations
← 1952
1960 →

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
details
Charles Vinci
 United States
Vladimir Stogov
 Soviet Union
Mahmoud Namjoo
 Iran
Featherweight
details
Isaac Berger
 United States
Yevgeni Minaev
 Soviet Union
Marian Zieliński
 Poland
Lightweight
details
Igor Rybak
 Soviet Union
Ravil Khabutdinov
 Soviet Union
Kim Chang-Hee
 South Korea
Middleweight
details
Fyodor Bogdanovsky
 Soviet Union
Pete George
 United States
Ermanno Pignatti
 Italy
Light-heavyweight
details
Tommy Kono
 United States
Vasili Stepanov
 Soviet Union
James George
 United States
Middle-heavyweight
details
Arkadi Vorobyev
 Soviet Union
David Sheppard
 United States
Jean Debuf
 France
Heavyweight
details
Paul Anderson
 United States
Humberto Selvetti
 Argentina
Alberto Pigaiani
 Italy

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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