Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Germany Hall, Berlin
Date Started: August 2, 1936
Date Finished: August 2, 1936
Format: Total of best lifts in military press, snatch, and clean & jerk determined placement.
American [Tony Terlazzo], the 1932 bronze medalist, took the lead in the military press, tied with German [Georg Liebsch], and then increased the lead in the snatch, giving him a comfortable lead. While he did not have the best clean & jerk, he easily won the gold medal with a world record total of 312.5 kg. Egyptians won the other medals, as [Saleh Soliman] and [Ibrahim Hassanien Shams] had the best marks in the clean & jerk, and won silver and bronze, respectively. Terlazzo would go up in weight and win the World Championships in 1937 and 1938 as a lightweight. Liebsch, who finished fifth in Berlin, won the World Championship in this class in both 1937-38.
|1||Tony Terlazzo||25||United States||USA||Gold||312.5||OR|
|7||John Terry||27||United States||USA||287.5|
|15||Norman Holroyd||22||Great Britain||GBR||262.5|
|19||Frederick Marsh||26||Great Britain||GBR||247.5|