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Weightlifting at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Men's Bantamweight

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Minor Sports Palace, Roma
Date Started: September 7, 1960
Date Finished: September 7, 1960
Format: Total of best lifts in military press, snatch, and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: USA Chuck Vinci
Silver: JPN Yoshinobu Miyake
Bronze: IRI Ismail Elm Khah

Summary

Vladimir Stogov of the Soviet Union had won the silver medal in 1956 at Melbourne, but had since won the World Championships in 1957-59, and was the world record holder. However, he was not present at Rome, presumably out with an injury. In his absence, the favorite was American Chuck Vinci, who was also the defending gold medalist, having beaten Stogov in 1956. Vinci defended his gold medal, which was the last Olympic gold medal won by an American in weightlifting through 2012. His total of 345.0 kg equalled Stogov’s world record, and defeated Japan’s Yoshinobu Miyake by 7.5 kg. Miyake would become one of the great lifters of the 1960s, winning Olympic gold as a featherweight in both 1964 and 1968.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Chuck Vinci 27 United States USA Gold 345.0 =WR
2 Yoshinobu Miyake 20 Japan JPN Silver 337.5
3 Ismail Elm Khah 23 Iran IRI Bronze 330.0
4 Shigeo Kogure 24 Japan JPN 322.5
5 Marian Jankowski 28 Poland POL 322.5
6 Imre Földi 22 Hungary HUN 320.0
7 Yu In-Ho 31 South Korea KOR 315.0
8 Ali Hassain Hussain Iraq IRQ 312.5
9 Renzo Grandi 26 Italy ITA 307.5
10 Grantley Sobers 23 West Indies Federation WIF 307.5
11 Hector Curiel 23 Netherlands Antilles AHO 305.0
12T Fitzi Balaş 16 Romania ROU 300.0
12T Rocco Spinola 29 Italy ITA 300.0
14 Árpád Borsányi 28 Hungary HUN 295.0
15T Fernando Báez 19 Puerto Rico PUR 290.0
15T Zuhair Elia Mansour 20 Iraq IRQ 290.0
17 Tan Tjoe Gwat 22 Indonesia INA 285.0
18 Edward Maron Israel ISR 270.0
19 Luís Paquete 20 Portugal POR 245.0
AC Alberto Canlas 20 Philippines PHI [167.5]
AC Hans Reck 26 Germany GER [170.0]
AC Muhammad Azam 21 Pakistan PAK [182.5]