| Event type

Featherweight (≤60 kilograms), Men

Date28 – 29 July 1928 — 18:00
LocationKrachtsportgebouw, Amsterdam
Participants21 from 13 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. The defending champion was Italy’s Pierino Gabetti and he was back in Amsterdam, and would win the silver medal this time. The gold would go in a major upset to Austria’s Franz Andrysek, who had been only 18th in Paris. Andrysek was only fourth after the snatch but his world record clean & jerk of 120.0 kg brought him the gold medal. Andrysek went on to win the 1929 European title and won a bronze at that event in 1934. The Olympic bronze was won by German Hans Wölpert, who was European Champion in 1921 and would win that title again in 1933.

1Franz AndrysekAUT287.5ORGold
2Pierino GabettiITA282.5Silver
3Hans WölpertGER282.5Bronze
4Giuseppe ConcaITA277.5
5Arthur ReinmannSUI275.0
6Andreas StadlerAUT267.5
7Henri BaudrandFRA265.0
=8Cemal ErçmanTUR262.5
=8Josef VacekTCH262.5
10Henri RivèreFRA260.0
=11Ferdinand RenierBEL255.0
=11Eugen MühlbergerGER255.0
=11António PereiraPOR255.0
=14Aleksander KaskEST250.0
=14Justin TissotSUI250.0
=16Albert MaesBEL247.5
=16Hendrik de WolfNED247.5
18Alfred BaxterGBR240.0
19Cornelis CompterNED237.5
20Alfred HopkinsGBR227.5
21Casimiro VegaARG222.5
DNSFrantišek VitašekTCH1