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Weightlifting at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games

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Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date Started: July 28, 1928
Date Finished: July 29, 1928
Events: 5

Participants: 94 (94 men and 0 women) from 19 countries
Youngest Participant: BEL Marcel Panen (17 years, 336 days)
Oldest Participant: POR António Pereira (40 years, 115 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 15 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): FRA France and GER Germany (3 medals)


The 1928 weightlifting program consisted of five weight classes, similar to the Olympic Program at every Olympics from 1920-36. The events were held at the [Krachtsportgebouw] (Power Sports Building) in Amsterdam, which also hosted the boxing and wrestling compeitions at the 1928 Olympics. The venue was located alongside the main Olympic Stadium. In this era, Germany and Austria were dominant in weightlifting, and they each won two gold medals, with Germany returning to the Olympics after being banned in 1920 and 1924. German and French weightlifters led the total medal list with three each.