Weightlifting at the 1968 Summer Olympics

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Weightlifting
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Weightlifting pictogram.svg
Venue Teatro de los Insurgentes
Dates 13 August - 19 August 1968
Competitors 160 from 55 nations
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The weightlifting competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City consisted of seven weight classes, all for men only. The competition were held from 13 to 19 August 1968.

It also counted as 1968 World Weightlifting Championships. Soviet Union finished first in medal table after winning three gold medals. Japan, Iran, Finland and Poland won the remaining gold medals.

Medal summary[edit]

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

Medal table[edit]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Soviet Union (URS)3306
2 Japan (JPN)1113
3 Iran (IRI)1102
4 Poland (POL)1045
5 Finland (FIN)1001
6 Hungary (HUN)0112
7 Belgium (BEL)0101
8 United States (USA)0011
Totals (8 nations)77721

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2006-12-21.