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Weightlifting at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's Lightweight

Weightlifting at the 1920 Summer Games: Next Summer Games


Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 29, 1920
Date Finished: August 29, 1920
Format: Total of best lifts in three phases determined placement.

Gold: EST Alfred Neuland
Silver: BEL Louis Williquet
Bronze: BEL Florimond Rooms


Alfred Neuland of Estonia was probably the top lifter at Antwerp. Neuland won the 1922 world championships, although it should be noted that they were held in Tallinn, Estonia, and most of the medalists were from the Baltics. Neuland, however, moved up in class in 1924 and won a silver medal at Paris in the middleweight class.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Alfred Neuland 24 Estonia EST Gold 257.5 OR
2 Louis Williquet Belgium BEL Silver 240.0
3 Florimond Rooms Belgium BEL Bronze 230.0
4 Giulio Monti Italy ITA 230.0
5T Martin Olofsson 28 Sweden SWE 220.0
5T Fernand Arnout 20 France FRA 220.0
7 Jean Vaquette France FRA 215.0
8T Willem van Nimwegen 29 Netherlands NED 210.0
8T Johny Grün 22 Luxembourg LUX 210.0
10 Evangelos Menexis Greece GRE 205.0
11T Thorvald Hansen 28 Denmark DEN 202.5
11T Percival Mills 24 Great Britain GBR 192.5