Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Power Sports Building, Amsterdam
Date Started: July 28, 1928
Date Finished: July 29, 1928
Format: Total of best lifts in military press, snatch, and clean & jerk determined placement.
There were no European or World Championships between 1924 and 1928 so it was difficult to choose a favorite. The defending champion was Italy’s [Pierino Gabetti] and he was back in Amsterdam, and would win the silver medal this time. The gold would go in a major upset to Austria’s [Franz Andrysek], who had been only 18th in Paris. Andrysek was only fourth after the snatch but his world record clean & jerk of 120.0 kg brought him the gold medal. Andrysek went on to win the 1929 European title and won a bronze at that event in 1934. The Olympic bronze was won by German [Hans Wölpert], who was European Champion in 1921 and would win that title again in 1933.
|17T||Hendrik de Wolf||34||Netherlands||NED||247.5|
|19||Alfred Baxter||29||Great Britain||GBR||240.0|
|21||Alfred Hopkins||28||Great Britain||GBR||227.5|