Weightlifting at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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The weightlifting competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City consisted of seven weight classes, all for men only.

It also counted as 1968 World Weightlifting Championships.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
(56 kg)
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Mohammad Nassiri
 Iran
367.5 kg Imre Földi
 Hungary
367.5 kg Henryk Trębicki
 Poland
357.5 kg
Featherweight
(60 kg)
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Yoshinobu Miyake
 Japan
392.5 kg Dito Shanidze
 Soviet Union
387.5 kg Yoshiyuki Miyake
 Japan
385.0 kg
Lightweight
(67.5 kg)
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Waldemar Baszanowski
 Poland
437.5 kg Parviz Jalayer
 Iran
422.5 kg Marian Zieliński
 Poland
420.0 kg
Middleweight
(75 kg)
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Viktor Kurentsov
 Soviet Union
475.0 kg Masushi Ouchi
 Japan
455.0 kg Károly Bakos
 Hungary
440.0 kg
Light heavyweight
(82.5 kg)
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Boris Selitsky
 Soviet Union
485.0 kg Vladimir Belyaev
 Soviet Union
485.0 kg Norbert Ozimek
 Poland
472.5 kg
Middle heavyweight
(90 kg)
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Kaarlo Kangasniemi
 Finland
517.5 kg Jaan Talts
 Soviet Union
507.5 kg Marek Gołąb
 Poland
495.0 kg
Heavyweight
(+90 kg)
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Leonid Zhabotinsky
 Soviet Union
572.5 kg Serge Reding
 Belgium
555.0 kg Joseph Dube
 United States
555.0 kg

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union (URS) 3 3 0 6
2  Japan (JPN) 1 1 1 3
3  Iran (IRI) 1 1 0 2
4  Poland (POL) 1 0 4 5
5  Finland (FIN) 1 0 0 1
6  Hungary (HUN) 0 1 1 2
7  Belgium (BEL) 0 1 0 1
8  United States (USA) 0 0 1 1
Total 7 7 7 21

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