Weightlifting at the 1956 Summer Olympics
|Medalists - Melbourne 1956:|
|Men's Bantamweight in Melbourne 1956|
|Venue: Exhibition Building|
|Participants: 16 athletes participated in the event.|
|Schedule: The final took place on Friday, November 23, 1956.|
|Format: Athletes competed in three types of lift: the snatch, in which they raised the bar over the head in one movement, the clean & jerk, in which they raised the bar i two movements using the combined strength of arms and legs, and the press, in which they lifted the bar to the shoulders and then over the head using only the arms. Each athlete was allowed three attempts at each type of lift. The best result in each type of lift counted in the final score for the athlete.
|These facts about Men's Bantamweight - Weightlifting at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne is based on the official olympic reports and the Olympian Database|