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Weightlifting at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Men's Middle-Heavyweight

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Minor Sports Palace, Roma
Date Started: September 9, 1960
Date Finished: September 9, 1960
Format: Total of best lifts in military press, snatch, and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.

Gold: URS Arkady Vorobyov
Silver: URS Trofim Lomakin
Bronze: GBR Louis Martin


The defending gold medalist was [Arkady Vorobyov] of the Soviet Union, who had also won the World Championship in 1957-58. However, at the 1959 Worlds, Vorobyov was upset by British lifter [Louis Martin]. At Rome the lead in the press was taken by Vorobyov’s teammate, [Trofim Lomakin], with Vorobyov second and Martin well back. Vorobyov moved ahead after the snatch and had the best clean & jerk to win the gold medal, breaking his own world record with a total of 472.5 kg. Lomakin held on for second while Martin took the bronze medal. Vorobyov retired after the Rome Olympics and first coached the Soviet national team, but continued attending school and later became a highly respected doctor and scientist.

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

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal K
1 Arkady Vorobyov 35 Soviet Union URS Gold 472.5 WR
2 Trofim Lomakin 36 Soviet Union URS Silver 457.5
3 Louis Martin 23 Great Britain GBR Bronze 445.0
4 John Pulskamp 25 United States USA 432.5
5 François Vincent 24 France FRA 422.5
6 Vladimir Savov 28 Bulgaria BUL 412.5
7 Czesław Białas 29 Poland POL 410.0
8 Leonardo Masu 26 Italy ITA 407.5
9 Zdeněk Srstka 24 Czechoslovakia TCH 405.0
10 Hwang Ho-Dong 23 South Korea KOR 400.0
11 Andrea Borgnis 30 Italy ITA 400.0
12 Wolfgang Müller 24 Germany GER 395.0
13 Ramiro Fermin 20 Netherlands Antilles AHO 395.0
14 José Flores 29 Netherlands Antilles AHO 392.5
15T Bruno Barabani 28 Brazil BRA 390.0
15T Arne Lanes 22 Norway NOR 390.0
17 Kurt Herbst 19 Austria AUT 377.5
AC Lazăr Baroga 23 Romania ROU 250.0
AC Manny Santos 25 Australia AUS [132.5]
AC Philome Laguerre 27 Haiti HAI [137.5]