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.
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 DÃ©cottignies], 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 [FÃ©lix 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.
|14T||Jules von Gunten||Switzerland||SUI||390.0|
|17||William Wyatt||Great Britain||GBR||352.5|
|19||John Tooley||26||Great Britain||GBR||345.0|
|20||William Randall||Great Britain||GBR||332.5|