Weightlifting at the 1896 Summer Olympics

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Weightlifting

At the 1896 Summer Olympics, two weightlifting events were contested (men's one hand lift and two hand lift). The top two places were won by the same two men in each event, though their order was reversed for the two events. The bronze medals were split by the two Greek weightlifters. A total of seven men from five nations competed.

Medal summary

These medals are retroactively assigned by the International Olympic Committee; at the time, winners were given a silver medal and subsequent places received no award.

Event Gold Silver Bronze
One hand lift
details
 Launceston Elliot
Great Britain (GBR)
 Viggo Jensen
Denmark (DEN)
 Alexandros Nikolopoulos
Greece (GRE)
Two hand lift
details
 Viggo Jensen
Denmark (DEN)
 Launceston Elliot
Great Britain (GBR)
 Sotirios Versis
Greece (GRE)

Participating nations

A total of 7 weightlifters from 5 nations competed at the Athens Games:

Medal table

These medals are retroactively assigned by the International Olympic Committee; at the time, winners were given a silver medal and subsequent places received no award.

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Denmark 1 1 0 2
Great Britain 1 1 0 2
3 Greece 0 0 2 2

See also

References

  • Lampros, S.P.; Polites, N.G.; De Coubertin, Pierre; Philemon, P.J.; & Anninos, C. (1897). The Olympic Games: BC 776 – AD 1896. Athens: Charles Beck.  (Digitally available at [1])
  • Mallon, Bill; & Widlund, Ture (1998). The 1896 Olympic Games. Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson: McFarland. ISBN 0-7864-0379-9.  (Excerpt available at [2])
  • Smith, Michael Llewellyn (2004). Olympics in Athens 1896. The Invention of the Modern Olympic Games. London: Profile Books. ISBN 1-86197-342-X. 







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