Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Germany Hall, Berlin
Date Started: August 5, 1936
Date Finished: August 5, 1936
Format: Total of best lifts in military press, snatch, and clean & jerk determined placement.
|Silver:||VÃ¡clav PÅ¡eniÄka, Sr.|
This was expected to be a battle between German [Josef Manger], who had won the 1935 European Championship, and world record holder [VÃ¡clav PÅ¡eniÄka, Sr.] of Czechoslovakia, who had won the silver medal in this class at the 1932 Olympics. Manger went well ahead with a press of 132.5 kg and PÅ¡eniÄka could never catch up, as Manger won gold and PÅ¡eniÄka silver. Manger also bettered PÅ¡eniÄkaâs world record with a total of 410.0 kg. The bronze went to Estonian [Arnold LuhaÃ¤Ã¤r], who had been the silver medalist in the class at Amsterdam in 1928. Manger would continue to dominate this class in the next few years, winning the 1937 and 1938 World Championships, before international competition stopped because of the hostilities.
|2||VÃ¡clav PÅ¡eniÄka, Sr.||29||Czechoslovakia||TCH||Silver||402.5|
|4||Ronald Walker||28||Great Britain||GBR||397.5|
|9||John Grimek||26||United States||USA||357.5|
|12||Dave Mayor||19||United States||USA||352.5|