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Bantamweight (≤56 kilograms), Men

Date 7 September 1960 — 09:00
StatusOlympic
LocationPalazzetto dello Sport, Roma
Participants22 from 18 countries
FormatTotal of best lifts in military press, snatch, and clean & jerk determined placement. Ties broken by lightest bodyweight.
Olympic Record (≤56 kg, Clean & Jerk)135.0 / Yu In-Ho KOR / 23 November 1956
Olympic Record (≤56 kg, Military Press)105.0 / Chuck Vinci USA / 23 November 1956
105.0 / Vladimir Stogov URS / 23 November 1956
105.0 / Joe DePietro USA / 9 August 1948
Olympic Record (≤56 kg, Snatch)105.0 WR / Vladimir Stogov URS / 23 November 1956
105.0 WR / Chuck Vinci USA / 23 November 1956
Olympic Record (≤56 kg, Triathlon)342.5 WR / Chuck Vinci USA / 23 November 1956

Vladimir Stogov of the Soviet Union had won the silver medal in 1956 at Melbourne, but had since won the World Championships in 1957-59, and was the world record holder. However, he was not present at Rome, presumably out with an injury. In his absence, the favorite was American Chuck Vinci, who was also the defending gold medalist, having beaten Stogov in 1956. Vinci defended his gold medal, which was the last Olympic gold medal won by an American in weightlifting through 2012. His total of 345.0 kg equalled Stogov’s world record, and defeated Japan’s Yoshinobu Miyake by 7.5 kg. Miyake would become one of the great lifters of the 1960s, winning Olympic gold as a featherweight in both 1964 and 1968.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCK
1Chuck VinciUSA345.0=WRGold
2Yoshinobu MiyakeJPN337.5Silver
3Ismail Elm KhahIRI330.0Bronze
4Shigeo KogureJPN322.5
5Marian JankowskiPOL322.5
6Imre FöldiHUN320.0
7Yu In-HoKOR315.0
8Ali Hassain HussainIRQ312.5
9Renzo GrandiITA307.5
10Grantley SobersWIF307.5
11Hector CurielAHO305.0
=12Balaș FitziROU300.0
=12Rocco SpinolaITA300.0
14Árpád BorsányiHUN295.0
=15Fernando BáezPUR290.0
=15Zuhair Elia MansourIRQ290.0
17Tan Tjoe GwatINA285.0
18Edward MaronISR270.0
19Luís PaquetePOR245.0
ACAlberto CanlasPHI167.5
ACHans ReckGER170.0
ACMuhammad AzamPAK182.5