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Weightlifting at the 1920 Summer Olympics

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Weightlifting at the 1920 Summer Olympics

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.


Medal summary

Event Gold Silver Bronze
–60 kg
 Frans De Haes
Belgium (BEL)
 Alfred Schmidt
Estonia (EST)
 Eugène Ryter
Switzerland (SUI)
–67.5 kg
 Alfred Neuland
Estonia (EST)
 Louis Williquet
Belgium (BEL)
 Florimond Rooms
Belgium (BEL)
–75 kg
 Henri Gance
France (FRA)
 Pietro Bianchi
Italy (ITA)
 Albert Pettersson
Sweden (SWE)
–82.5 kg
 Ernest Cadine
France (FRA)
 Fritz Hünenberger
Switzerland (SUI)
 Erik Pettersson
Sweden (SWE)
+82.5 kg
 Filippo Bottino
Italy (ITA)
 Joseph Alzin
Luxembourg (LUX)
 Louis Bernot
France (FRA)

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


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