Weightlifting at the 1896 Summer Olympics


At the 1896 Summer Olympics, two weightlifting events were contested (men's one hand lift and two hand lift). The top two places were won by the same two men in each event, though their order was reversed for the two events. The bronze medals were split by the two Greek weightlifters. A total of seven men from five nations competed.[1]

Weightlifting
at the Games of the I Olympiad
Weightlifting pictogram
VenuePanathinaiko Stadium
Date7 April
No. of events2 (2 men, 0 women)
Competitors7 from 5 nations
1904 

Medal summary


These medals are retroactively assigned by the International Olympic Committee; at the time, winners were given a silver medal and subsequent places received no award.

Event Gold Silver Bronze
One hand lift
details
Launceston Elliot
 Great Britain
Viggo Jensen
 Denmark
Alexandros Nikolopoulos
 Greece
Two hand lift
details
Viggo Jensen
 Denmark
Launceston Elliot
 Great Britain
Sotirios Versis
 Greece

Participating nations


A total of 7 weightlifters from 5 nations competed at the Athens Games:

Medal table


These medals are retroactively assigned by the International Olympic Committee; at the time, winners were given a silver medal and subsequent places received no award.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Denmark1102
 Great Britain1102
3 Greece0022
Totals (3 nations)2226

See also


References


  1. "Weightlifting at the 1896 Athina Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 15 December 2019.

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