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Weightlifting at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Men's Lightweight

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Winter Velodrome, Paris
Date Started: July 22, 1924
Date Finished: July 22, 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: FRA Edmond Décottignies
Silver: AUT Anton Zwerina
Bronze: TCH Bohumil Durdis


The reigning World Champion, [Rudolf Edinger] had switched to the middleweight class, as had the 1922 World Champion and defending Olympic Champion, [Alfred Neuland] (Estonia). This left the competition open. Home lifter [Edmond Décottignies], who had already been active prior to World War I, grabbed the opportunity. He broke the World Record in the single-handed clean & jerk with 92.5 kg, only to see his mark being improved by [Félix Bischel] shortly afterwards. His mark did open up a big lead over his main competitor, [Anton Zwerina], and the three-time French champion held on for victory. Newspaper reports inform us that third place was decided by a )lift-off), as demanded by the rules, but no results for this tie-breaker are known.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Edmond Décottignies 30 France FRA Gold 440.0 OR
2 Anton Zwerina 23 Austria AUT Silver 427.5
3 Bohumil Durdis 21 Czechoslovakia TCH Bronze 425.0
4 Leopold Treffny Austria AUT 425.0
5 Joseph Jaquenoud Switzerland SUI 417.5
6 Eduard Vanaaseme 25 Estonia EST 415.0
7 Guus Scheffer 26 Netherlands NED 415.0
8 Félix Bichsel Switzerland SUI 410.0
9T Wilhelm Etzenberger Austria AUT 405.0
9T Gaston Butter Belgium BEL 405.0
11 André Delloue France FRA 400.0
12T Gastone Pierini 24 Italy ITA 392.5
12T Cesare Bonetti 36 Italy ITA 392.5
14T Jules von Gunten Switzerland SUI 390.0
14T Martin Olofsson 32 Sweden SWE 390.0
14T Silvio Quadrelli 34 Italy ITA 390.0
17 William Wyatt Great Britain GBR 352.5
18 Johny Grün 26 Luxembourg LUX 350.0
19 John Tooley 26 Great Britain GBR 345.0
20 William Randall Great Britain GBR 332.5
21 Ēriks Rauska 24 Latvia LAT 325.0
22 Voldemar Noormägi 28 Estonia EST 295.0