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Weightlifting at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Featherweight

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Grand Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: July 31, 1932
Date Finished: July 31, 1932
Format: Total of best lifts in military press, snatch, and clean & jerk determined placement.

Gold: FRA Raymond Suvigny
Silver: GER Hans Wölpert
Bronze: USA Tony Terlazzo


There were only six entrants with Germany's [Eugen Mühlberger] the most notable absentee. He was European Champion in 1930 and runner-up in 1931 and had held the world record in 1930. That was broken in 1931 by Egypt's [Saleh Soliman] who set the record to win the 1931 European Championship, but he was also not in Los Angeles. In their absence the competition was won by France's [Raymond Suvigny], bronze medalist at the 1930 Europeans. Suvigny ate so much on his trip to Los Angeles that he was forced to lose 10 pounds in one week to make the weight limit for the division. The silver medal went to German [Hans Wölpert], bronze medalist from Amsterdam and silver medalist at the 1930 European Championship, who would win that title in 1933.

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

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Raymond Suvigny 29 France FRA Gold 287.5 OR
2 Hans Wölpert 33 Germany GER Silver 282.5
3 Tony Terlazzo 21 United States USA Bronze 280.0
4 Helmut Schäfer 23 Germany GER 267.5
5 Attilio Bescapè 21 Italy ITA 262.5
6 Richard Bachtell 25 United States USA 252.5