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Lightweight (≤67½ kilograms), Men

Date28 – 29 July 1928
StatusOlympic
LocationKrachtsportgebouw, Amsterdam
Participants18 from 12 countries
FormatTotal of best lifts in military press, snatch, and clean & jerk determined placement.

There were no European or World Championships between 1924 and 1928 so it was difficult to choose a favorite. German Kurt Helbig was tied for the lead after the press, but with his world record snatch of 102.5 kg, Austrian Hans Haas moved into a tie for the lead with Helbig. Both equalled the world record of 135.0 kg in the clean & jerk so they tied for first with 322.5 kg, slightly off the world record of 325.0 kg held by Helbig. In 1928 there were no tie-breaking rules so Haas and Helbig both won gold medals. Bronze went to France’s Fernand Arnout, who was well behind at 302.5 kg.

Haas went on to win the European title in 1930 and 1931, while Helbig was second in that event in 1931 and 1933, and third in 1929, but he won the European middleweight title in 1930. Arnout was not heard from again in weightlifting.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCK
=1Kurt HelbigGER322.5ORGold
=1Hans HaasAUT322.5ORGold
3Fernand ArnoutFRA302.5Bronze
4Albert AeschmannSUI297.5
5Willi ReinfrankGER295.0
6Jules MeeseFRA292.5
7Anton HangelAUT287.5
8Gastone PieriniITA282.5
9Joseph JaquenoudSUI275.0
10Cor TabakNED270.0
11Josef MatějčekTCH265.0
12V. Van HammeBEL262.5
13Menotti PozzacchioLUX260.0
14Gerrit RoosNED255.0
15Helge SjögrenSWE252.5
16Henry NissenDEN245.0
ACJ. AdriaenssensBELDNF
ACCésar GaribaldiARGDNF