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Weightlifting at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games:

Men's Lightweight

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Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Germany Hall, Berlin
Date Started: August 2, 1936
Date Finished: August 2, 1936
Format: Total of best lifts in military press, snatch, and clean & jerk determined placement.

Gold: AUT Robert Fein
EGY Anwar Mousbah
Bronze: GER Karl Jansen


Austrian [Robert Fein] took a big lead in the military press with a lift of 105.0 kg, putting him 7.5 kg clear of the field. He maintained that lead after the snatch, but Egyptian [Anwar Mousbah] had the best snatch with 105.0 kg and moved into second. When Mousbah also led the clean & jerk with 145.0 kg, he and Fein tied with world record totals of 342.5 kg, breaking the mark of 337.5 held by Mousbah. As there was no tie-breaking method in place in 1936, Fein and Mousbah both received gold medals. Mousbah never competed internationally again, and labored in anonymity as Egyptian radio failed to announce that he had won a medal. He was forced to carry around his gold medals for years to prove to people that he won it. Fein won a silver medal in this class at the 1937 World Championships, trailing [Tony Terlazzo], who won the featherweight division in Berlin.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1T Anwar Mousbah 23 Egypt EGY Gold 342.5 OR
1T Robert Fein 28 Austria AUT Gold 342.5 OR
3 Karl Jansen 28 Germany GER Bronze 327.5
4 Karl Schwitalle 30 Germany GER 322.5
5 John Terpak 24 United States USA 322.5
6 El-Sayed Ibrahim Masoud 21 Egypt EGY 322.5
7 René Duverger 25 France FRA 317.5
8 Bob Mitchell 24 United States USA 312.5
9 Rudolf Troppert 27 Austria AUT 302.5
10 Gastone Pierini 36 Italy ITA 300.0
11 Peeter Mürk 24 Estonia EST 285.0
12 Jens Björklund 25 Sweden SWE 282.5
13 Antonín Balda 26 Czechoslovakia TCH 280.0
14 Henri Blanc 29 Switzerland SUI 277.5
15 Alfred Griffin 27 Great Britain GBR 275.0
16 Own Kongding 22 China CHN 152.5