Weightlifting at the 1920 Summer Olympics

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Weightlifting returned to the Olympic program at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, with competition in five weight classes, for men only. The sport had previously been contested at the Olympic Games in 1904.

Weightlifting

Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Featherweight
–60 kg
details
Frans De Haes
 Belgium
Alfred Schmidt
 Estonia
Eugène Ryter
 Switzerland
Lightweight
–67.5 kg
details
Alfred Neuland
 Estonia
Louis Williquet
 Belgium
Florimond Rooms
 Belgium
Middleweight
–75 kg
details
Henri Gance
 France
Pietro Bianchi
 Italy
Albert Pettersson
 Sweden
Light-heavyweight
–82.5 kg
details
Ernest Cadine
 France
Fritz Hünenberger
 Switzerland
Erik Pettersson
 Sweden
Heavyweight
+82.5 kg
details
Filippo Bottino
 Italy
Joseph Alzin
 Luxembourg
Louis Bernot
 France

Participating nations

A total of 53 weightlifters from 14 nations competed at the Antwerp Games:

Medal table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  France (FRA) 2 0 1 3
2  Belgium (BEL) 1 1 1 3
3  Estonia (EST) 1 1 0 2
 Italy (ITA) 1 1 0 2
5  Switzerland (SUI) 0 1 1 2
6  Luxembourg (LUX) 0 1 0 1
7  Sweden (SWE) 0 0 2 2

References

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