| Event type

Heavyweight (>82½ kilograms), Men

Date 5 August 1936 — 18:00
LocationDeutschlandhalle, Berlin
Participants13 from 9 countries
FormatTotal of best lifts in military press, snatch, and clean & jerk determined placement.

This was expected to be a battle between German Josef Manger, who had won the 1935 European Championship, and world record holder Václav Pšenička, Sr. of Czechoslovakia, who had won the silver medal in this class at the 1932 Olympics. Manger went well ahead with a press of 132.5 kg and Pšenička could never catch up, as Manger won gold and Pšenička silver. Manger also bettered Pšenička’s world record with a total of 410.0 kg. The bronze went to Estonian Arnold Luhaäär, who had been the silver medalist in the class at Amsterdam in 1928. Manger would continue to dominate this class in the next few years, winning the 1937 and 1938 World Championships, before international competition stopped because of the hostilities.

1Josef MangerGER410.0ORGold
2Václav Pšenička, Sr.TCH402.5Silver
3Arnold LuhaäärEST400.0Bronze
4Ron WalkerGBR397.5
5Moukhtar HusseinEGY395.0
6Josef ZemannAUT387.5
7Paul WahlGER375.0
8Rudolf SchilbergAUT372.5
9John GrimekUSA357.5
10Marcel DumoulinFRA355.0
11Václav BečvářTCH355.0
12Dave MayorUSA352.5
13Ernst FischerSUI317.5