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Weightlifting at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Heavyweight

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Winter Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 23, 1924
Date Finished: July 23, 1924
Format: Total of best lifts in one-hand snatch, one-hand clean & jerk, military press, two-hand snatch, and two-hand clean & jerk determined placement.

Gold: ITA Giuseppe Tonani
Silver: AUT Franz Aigner
Bronze: EST Harald Tammer


Heavily favoured in this event was Austria's [Franz Aigner], the reigning World Champion. Some competition was expected from the Baltic athletes, notably [Harold Tammer] and [Kārlis Leilands]. But as in the featherweight and middleweight, an Italian lifter proved stronger than the favourites. [Giuseppe Tonani], who had competed in tug-of-war at the 1920 Olympics, proved to be evenly matched with Aigner, finishing equal in three of the five events. Behind these two, the competition for bronze was also close. Three competitors, Tammer, Leilands and a Frenchman, finished ex aequo with 497.5 kg. The tie was resolved with a "lift-off" in the double-handed clean & jerk, which Tammer won with 142.5 kg, ahead of Dannoux with 140. It is not known if Leilands also participated in the tie-break.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Giuseppe Tonani 33 Italy ITA Gold 517.5 OR
2 Franz Aigner 32 Austria AUT Silver 515.0
3 Harald Tammer 25 Estonia EST Bronze 497.5
4 Louis Dannoux France FRA 497.5
5 Kārlis Leilands 28 Latvia LAT 497.5
6 Filippo Bottino 35 Italy ITA 495.0
7 Kaljo Raag 31 Estonia EST 490.0
8 Claudius Dutriève France FRA 467.5
9 Georges Bernaert Belgium BEL 465.0
10 Gustav Becker Austria AUT 460.0
11T Salvatore Epicoco Italy ITA 455.0
11T Josef Leppelt 24 Austria AUT 455.0
13 Rikard Brunn 30 Sweden SWE 452.5
14 Ab Oord 38 Netherlands NED 447.5
15 René Dupont 28 France FRA 440.0
16 František Fišer Czechoslovakia TCH 435.0
17 Harold Wood Great Britain GBR 417.5
AC Eugène Peney Switzerland SUI DNF
AC Jos Alzin 30 Luxembourg LUX DNF