|Date||31 August 1904|
|Location||Francis Field, Washington University, St. Louis|
|Participants||4 from 2 countries|
The two-handed lift was won easily by the Greek Perikles Kakousis, who was 27.33 kg (60 lbs) ahead of Oscar Osthoff. Kakousis also competed at the 1906 Intercalated Olympics, placing sixth in this event, and was also entered in the discus throw. In St. Louis he was also part of a tug-of-war team. Osthoff won the all-around dumbbell contest in 1904. Third-place went to Frank Kugler, which older sources often spelled Kungler. He was still a German citizen, not becoming a US citizen until 1913, but represented the St. Louis Southwest Turnverein in 1904. Kugler won bronze in both weightlifting events, adding another bronze in tug-of-war, and a silver in heavyweight wrestling, making him the only athlete to have ever won medals in three different sports at one Olympic Games.
The weights lifted are sometimes listed differently in various sources, but the weights given here are those listed in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat the day after the event in Imperial measures (pounds) and converted to kilograms.
|1||Periklis Kakousis||GRE||246¼ lbs.||111.70||Gold|
|2||Oscar Osthoff||USA||186 lbs.||84.37||Silver|
|3||Franz Kugler||USA||175½ lbs.||79.61||Bronze|
|4||Oscar Olsen||USA||149½ lbs.||67.81|