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Weightlifting at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's Middleweight

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Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 30, 1920
Date Finished: August 30, 1920
Format: Total of best lifts in three phases determined placement.

Gold: FRA Henri Gance
Silver: ITA Pietro Bianchi
Bronze: SWE Albert Pettersson


Henri Gance of France won this event by 10 kg. Wallechinsky describes how the other medals were decided, in The Complete Book of the Olympics, “Both [Pietro] Bianchi and [Albert] Pettersson hoisted 107.5 kg. in a lift-off, using a two-handed jerk. They then drew lots to determine who would be awarded the silver medal.”

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Henri Gance 32 France FRA Gold 245.0 OR
2T Pietro Bianchi 25 Italy ITA Silver 235.0
2T Albert Pettersson 34 Sweden SWE Bronze 235.0
4 Tinus Ringelberg 27 Netherlands NED 225.0
5 Paul Ledran France FRA 220.0
6 Christian Jensen 31 Denmark DEN 215.0
7 Marcel Marchand Belgium BEL 205.0
8 Piet Belmer 27 Netherlands NED 165.0
AC Georges De Proft Belgium BEL (120.0)
AC Ahmed Samy Egypt EGY (55.0)