1966 World Weightlifting Championships

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Publicity display in East Berlin

The 1966 Men's World Weightlifting Championships were held in East Berlin, East Germany from October 15 to October 21, 1966. There were 117 men in action from 28 nations.

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
56 kg
Aleksey Vakhonin
 Soviet Union
362.5 kg Imre Földi
 Hungary
360.0 kg Mohammad Nassiri
 Iran
350.0 kg
Featherweight
60 kg
Yoshinobu Miyake
 Japan
387.5 kg Mieczysław Nowak
 Poland
382.5 kg Yoshiyuki Miyake
 Japan
370.0 kg
Lightweight
67.5 kg
Yevgeny Katsura
 Soviet Union
437.5 kg Marian Zieliński
 Poland
410.0 kg Parviz Jalayer
 Iran
405.0 kg
Middleweight
75 kg
Viktor Kurentsov
 Soviet Union
450.0 kg Waldemar Baszanowski
 Poland
447.5 kg Werner Dittrich
 East Germany
442.5 kg
Light heavyweight
82.5 kg
Vladimir Belyaev
 Soviet Union
485.0 kg Győző Veres
 Hungary
485.0 kg Hans Zdražila
 Czechoslovakia
465.0 kg
Middle heavyweight
90 kg
Géza Tóth
 Hungary
487.5 kg Ireneusz Paliński
 Poland
477.5 kg Marek Gołąb
 Poland
475.0 kg
Heavyweight
+90 kg
Leonid Zhabotinsky
 Soviet Union
567.5 kg Bob Bednarski
 United States
537.5 kg Stanislav Batishchev
 Soviet Union
530.0 kg

Medal table[edit]

1966 World Weightlifting Championships on an East German stamp
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 5 0 1 6
2  Hungary 1 2 0 3
3  Japan 1 0 1 2
4  Poland 0 4 1 5
5  United States 0 1 0 1
6  Iran 0 0 2 2
7  Czechoslovakia 0 0 1 1
 East Germany 0 0 1 1
Total 7 7 7 21

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