Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Germany Hall, Berlin
Date Started: August 3, 1936
Date Finished: August 3, 1936
Format: Total of best lifts in military press, snatch, and clean & jerk determined placement.
Frenchman Louis Hostin was the defending gold medalist, and had won silver in 1928 at Amsterdam, and he returned and comfortably defended his title. He had also been European Champion in 1930 and 1935. World record holder, and 1934 European Champion, Fritz Haller of Austria was well back in fifth place. The silver medal eventually went to German Eugen Deutsch who was initially disqualified for missing all three snatches, but on appeal, the jury reinstated one of his snatches which moved him into second place, to the consternation of the non-German competitors. Haller would win the 1937 World Championship in this class, defeating Hostin, who took silver. In 1938 Haller was second and Hostin third to American teenager [John Davis], who after the war, would win seven straight heavyweight titles in the Worlds and Olympics (1946-52).
|7||Bill Good||26||United States||USA||350.0|
|8||Mohamed Ahmed Geisa||23||Egypt||EGY||347.5|
|9||John Miller||27||United States||USA||347.5|
|10||Johann von Szabados||29||Austria||AUT||342.5|
|11||Gaston le Pût||32||France||FRA||335.0|