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Weightlifting at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: November 26, 1956
Date Finished: November 26, 1956
Format: Total of best lifts in military press, snatch, and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: USA Paul Anderson
Silver: ARG Humberto Selvetti
Bronze: ITA Alberto Pigaiani

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Paul Anderson 24 United States USA Gold 500.0 OR
2 Humberto Selvetti 24 Argentina ARG Silver 500.0 OR
3 Alberto Pigaiani 28 Italy ITA Bronze 452.5
4 Firouz Pojhan 30 Iran IRI 450.0
5 Eino Mäkinen 30 Finland FIN 432.5
6 Dave Baillie 28 Canada CAN 432.5
7 Franz Hölbl 28 Austria AUT 425.0
8 Hugh Jones 26 New Zealand NZL 397.5
9 Dandamudi Rajagopal 40 India IND 360.0