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.
|Gold:|| Robert Fein
Austrian Robert Fein took a big lead in the military press with a lift of 105.0 kg, putting him 7.5 kg clear of the field. He maintained that lead after the snatch, but Egyptian Anwar Mousbah had the best snatch with 105.0 kg and moved into second. When Mousbah also led the clean & jerk with 145.0 kg, he and Fein tied with world record totals of 342.5 kg, breaking the mark of 337.5 held by Mousbah. As there was no tie-breaking method in place in 1936, Fein and Mousbah both received gold medals. Mousbah never competed internationally again, and labored in anonymity as Egyptian radio failed to announce that he had won a medal. He was forced to carry around his gold medals for years to prove to people that he won it. Fein won a silver medal in this class at the 1937 World Championships, trailing Tony Terlazzo, who won the featherweight division in Berlin.
|5||John Terpak||24||United States||USA||322.5|
|6||El-Sayed Ibrahim Masoud||21||Egypt||EGY||322.5|
|8||Robert Mitchell||24||United States||USA||312.5|
|15||Alfred Griffin||27||Great Britain||GBR||275.0|