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
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 Charles Vinci (USA)  Vladimir Stogov (URS)  Mahmoud Namjoo (IRI)
Featherweight
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 Isaac Berger (USA)  Yevgeni Minaev (URS)  Marian Zieliński (POL)
Lightweight
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 Igor Rybak (URS)  Ravil Khabutdinov (URS)  Kim Chang-Hee (KOR)
Middleweight
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 Fedor Bogdanovsky (URS)  Peter George (USA)  Ermanno Pignatti (ITA)
Light-heavyweight
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 Tommy Kono (USA)  Vasili Stepanov (URS)  James George (USA)
Middle-heavyweight
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 Arkadi Vorobyev (URS)  David Sheppard (USA)  Jean Debuf (FRA)
Heavyweight
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 Paul Anderson (USA)  Humberto Selvetti (ARG)  Alberto Pigaiani (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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