Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Winter Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 22, 1924
Date Finished: July 22, 1924
Format: Total of best lifts in one-hand snatch, one-hand clean & jerk, military press, two-hand snatch, and two-hand clean & jerk determined placement.
The reigning World Champion, Rudolf Edinger had switched to the middleweight class, as had the 1922 World Champion and defending Olympic Champion, Alfred Neuland (Estonia). This left the competition open. Home lifter Edmond Décottignies, who had already been active prior to World War I, grabbed the opportunity. He broke the World Record in the single-handed clean & jerk with 92.5 kg, only to see his mark being improved by Félix Bischel shortly afterwards. His mark did open up a big lead over his main competitor, Anton Zwerina, and the three-time French champion held on for victory. Newspaper reports inform us that third place was decided by a "lift-off", as demanded by the rules, but no results for this tie-breaker are known.
|14T||Jules von Gunten||Switzerland||SUI||390.0|
|17||William Wyatt||Great Britain||GBR||352.5|
|19||John Tooley||26||Great Britain||GBR||345.0|
|20||William Randall||Great Britain||GBR||332.5|