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Weightlifting at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games:

Men's Featherweight

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Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Power Sports Building, Amsterdam
Date Started: July 28, 1928
Date Finished: July 29, 1928
Format: Total of best lifts in military press, snatch, and clean & jerk determined placement.

Gold: AUT Franz Andrysek
Silver: ITA Pierino Gabetti
Bronze: GER Hans Wölpert


There were no European or World Championships between 1924 and 1928 so it was difficult to choose a favorite. The defending champion was Italy’s [Pierino Gabetti] and he was back in Amsterdam, and would win the silver medal this time. The gold would go in a major upset to Austria’s [Franz Andrysek], who had been only 18th in Paris. Andrysek was only fourth after the snatch but his world record clean & jerk of 120.0 kg brought him the gold medal. Andrysek went on to win the 1929 European title and won a bronze at that event in 1934. The Olympic bronze was won by German [Hans Wölpert], who was European Champion in 1921 and would win that title again in 1933.

View a Phase of this EventFinal StandingsMilitary PressSnatchClean & Jerk2nd Phase Summary

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Franz Andrysek 22 Austria AUT Gold 287.5 OR
2 Pierino Gabetti 23 Italy ITA Silver 282.5
3 Hans Wölpert 29 Germany GER Bronze 282.5
4 Giuseppe Conca Italy ITA 277.5
5 Arthur Reinmann Switzerland SUI 275.0
6 Andreas Stadler 31 Austria AUT 267.5
7 Henri Baudrand France FRA 265.0
8T Cemal Erçman Turkey TUR 262.5
8T Josef Vacek 27 Czechoslovakia TCH 262.5
10 Henri Rivère France FRA 260.0
11T Ferdinand Renier Belgium BEL 255.0
11T Eugen Mühlberger 25 Germany GER 255.0
11T António Pereira 40 Portugal POR 255.0
14T Aleksander Kask 25 Estonia EST 250.0
14T Justin Tissot Switzerland SUI 250.0
16T Albert Maes 21 Belgium BEL 247.5
16T Hendrik de Wolf 34 Netherlands NED 247.5
18 Alfred Baxter 29 Great Britain GBR 240.0
19 Cornelis Compter 33 Netherlands NED 237.5
20 Alfred Hopkins 28 Great Britain GBR 227.5
21 Casimiro Vega Argentina ARG 222.5
DNS Czechoslovakia TCH