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Weightlifting at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games:

Men's Light-Heavyweight

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Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Germany Hall, Berlin
Date Started: August 3, 1936
Date Finished: August 3, 1936
Format: Total of best lifts in military press, snatch, and clean & jerk determined placement.

Gold: FRA Louis Hostin
Silver: GER Eugen Deutsch
Bronze: EGY Wasif Ibrahim


Frenchman [Louis Hostin] was the defending gold medalist, and had won silver in 1928 at Amsterdam, and he returned and comfortably defended his title. He had also been European Champion in 1930 and 1935. World record holder, and 1934 European Champion, [Fritz Haller] of Austria was well back in fifth place. The silver medal eventually went to German [Eugen Deutsch] who was initially disqualified for missing all three snatches, but on appeal, the jury reinstated one of his snatches which moved him into second place, to the consternation of the non-German competitors. Haller would win the 1937 World Championship in this class, defeating Hostin, who took silver. In 1938 Haller was second and Hostin third to American teenager [John Davis], who after the war, would win seven straight heavyweight titles in the Worlds and Olympics (1946-52).

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

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Louis Hostin 28 France FRA Gold 372.5 OR
2 Eugen Deutsch 28 Germany GER Silver 365.0
3 Wasif Ibrahim 27 Egypt EGY Bronze 360.0
4 Helmut Opschruf 27 Germany GER 355.0
5 Nic Scheitler 26 Luxembourg LUX 350.0
6 Fritz Haller 31 Austria AUT 350.0
7 Bill Good 26 United States USA 350.0
8 Mohamed Ahmed Geisa 23 Egypt EGY 347.5
9 John Miller 27 United States USA 347.5
10 Johann von Szabados 29 Austria AUT 342.5
11 Gaston le Pût 32 France FRA 335.0
12 Josef Brumlík 24 Czechoslovakia TCH 325.0
13 Pierre Cottier 28 Switzerland SUI 320.0
14 Karl Oole 29 Estonia EST 320.0