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Middleweight (≤75 kilograms), Men

Date28 – 29 July 1928 — 12:00
StatusOlympic
LocationKrachtsportgebouw, Amsterdam
Participants23 from 15 countries
FormatTotal of best lifts in military press, snatch, and clean & jerk determined placement.
Olympic Record (≤75 kg, 1-Hand Clean & Jerk)95.0 / Carlo Galimberti ITA / 22 – 23 July 1924
Olympic Record (≤75 kg, 1-Hand Snatch)82.5 WR / Alfred Neuland EST / 22 – 23 July 1924
Olympic Record (≤75 kg, Clean & Jerk)127.5 WR / Jaan Kikkas EST / 22 – 23 July 1924
127.5 WR / Carlo Galimberti ITA / 22 – 23 July 1924
Olympic Record (≤75 kg, Military Press)97.5 WR / Hamad Samy EGY / 22 – 23 July 1924
97.5 WR / Carlo Galimberti ITA / 22 – 23 July 1924
Olympic Record (≤75 kg, Pentathlon)492.5 / Carlo Galimberti ITA / 22 – 23 July 1924
Olympic Record (≤75 kg, Snatch)95.0 / Carlo Galimberti ITA / 22 – 23 July 1924

There were no European or World Championships between 1924 and 1928 so it was difficult to choose a favorite. Carlo Galimberti (ITA) had won the gold in this class at Paris in 1924 but he would be shunted to second this time by France’s Roger François, who had been sixth in Paris. Galimberti took the early lead with a world record of 105.0 kg in the press, but François moved 2.5 kg ahead after the snatch. Both lifted 130.0 kg in the clean & jerk to give the gold to François.

Neither was finished at the Olympics, however, as both returned in 1932, with Galimberti again winning silver, while François dropped back to fourth. Second would become commonplace for Galimberti, finishing in that position at both the 1930 and 1931 European Championships.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCK
1Roger FrançoisFRA335.0ORGold
2Carlo GalimbertiITA332.5Silver
3Guus SchefferNED327.5Bronze
4Franz ZinnerGER322.5
5Gaston le PûtFRA312.5
6Willi HoffmannGER305.0
7Moukhtar HusseinEGY302.5
8Jan Van RompaeyBEL292.5
=9Alfredo PiantaARG285.0
=9Joop ZalmNED285.0
=11Jan KostrbaTCH280.0
=11Marcel Van Der GotenBEL280.0
=13Leonhard KukkEST277.5
=13Fred AttenboroughGBR277.5
=15Ernst TrinklerSUI275.0
=15Povilas VitonisLTU275.0
17Bohumil SýkoraTCH270.0
18John TooleyGBR262.5
ACHermann EichholzerSUIDNF
ACKarl HipfingerAUTDNF
ACBertil CarlssonSWEDNF
ACFranz NitterlAUTDNF
ACFrançois BremerLUXDNF