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Weightlifting at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Men's Featherweight

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Minor Sports Palace, Roma
Date Started: September 7, 1960
Date Finished: September 7, 1960
Format: Total of best lifts in military press, snatch, and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: URS Yevgeny Minayev
Silver: USA Ike Berger
Bronze: ITA Sebastiano Mannironi


At Melbourne in 1956 American [Ike Berger] defeated Soviet [Yevgeny Minayev] for the gold medal. Berger also won the 1958 World Championships, after Minayev had won in 1957. The 1959 World Champion was Poland’s [Marian Zieliński], who had won the bronze medal in Melbourne, but he moved up to the lightweight class in Rome, leaving the battle between Berger and Minayev. Minayev reversed the tables on Berger, leading in all three lifts, and equalling Berger’s world record total of 372.5 kg, winning over Berger by 10 kg.

Bronze went to Italian [Sebastiano Mannironni], who had won 10 silver or bronze medals in World and European competition from 1953-60. He finally made it to the top step of the podium in 1961 with a win at the Europeans. Minayev won the 1962 Europeans but he had many troubles with the Soviet coaches and was never again sent to an international competition, retiring in 1966. Berger returned to the Olympics in 1964 and again won a featherweight silver medal, this time behind Japan’s [Yoshinobu Miyake], who was the bantamweight silver medalist in Rome.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Yevgeny Minayev 27 Soviet Union URS Gold 372.5 =WR
2 Ike Berger 23 United States USA Silver 362.5
3 Sebastiano Mannironi 30 Italy ITA Bronze 352.5
4 Kim Hae-Nam 31 South Korea KOR 345.0
5 Yukio Furuyama 22 Japan JPN 345.0
6 Hosni Mohamed Abbas 28 United Arab Republic UAR 337.5
7 Tun Maung Kywe 28 Myanmar MYA 327.5
8 Alberto Nogar 26 Philippines PHI 325.0
9 Kiril Georgiev 24 Bulgaria BUL 325.0
10 Moustafa El-Shalakani United Arab Republic UAR 320.0
11 Chung Kum Weng 26 Malaya MAL 315.0
12 Laxmi Kanta Das 22 India IND 315.0
13 Georg Miske 32 Germany GER 310.0
14 Salah Chammah 23 Lebanon LIB 307.5
15 Mauro Alanís 26 Mexico MEX 297.5
16 Hermann Dodojacek 22 Austria AUT 295.0
17 Ángel Famiglietti 32 Panama PAN 292.5
18 Allan Robinson 25 Great Britain GBR 292.5
19 Gazi Cohen Israel ISR 285.0
20 Walter Legel 20 Austria AUT 282.5
21 José Luis Izquierdo 27 Spain ESP 275.0
22 Sammy Dalzell 27 Ireland IRL 270.0
AC Alan Oshyer 21 Australia AUS [92.5]
AC Ali Safa Sonboli 27 Iran IRI [92.5]
AC Yoshinobu Fujishima 20 Japan JPN [200.0]
AC Jorge Pineda 21 Colombia COL [205.0]
AC Asber Nasution 20 Indonesia INA DNF
AC Gaston Gaffney 32 South Africa RSA DNF