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Weightlifting at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Light-Heavyweight

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: July 30, 1932
Date Finished: July 30, 1932
Format: Total of best lifts in military press, snatch, and clean & jerk determined placement.

Gold: FRA Louis Hostin
Silver: DEN Svend Olsen
Bronze: USA Henry Duey


There were only four entrants with Frenchman [Louis Hostin] favored. Hostin had won silver at the 1930 European Championships and at the 1928 Olympics. The 1931 European Champion was Egypt's [Hussein Moukhtar] but he did not compete in Los Angeles. Hostin's only competition was Denmark's [Svend Olsen], bronze medalist at the 1931 Europeans. Hostin and Olsen tied in the press with 102.5 kg and both also lifted 150.0 kg in the clean & jerk, but Hostin won the gold medal with his snatch of 112.5 kg, which bettered Olsen by 5.0 kg. The other two lifters were Americans, with [Henry Duey] taking the bronze medal over [Bill Good].

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Louis Hostin 24 France FRA Gold 365.0 OR
2 Svend Olsen 23 Denmark DEN Silver 360.0
3 Henry Duey 24 United States USA Bronze 330.0
4 Bill Good 22 United States USA 322.5