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All the best photo and video highlights of Weightlifting at the Melbourne / Stockholm 1956 Summer Games Olympics, plus official results and medals by event and athlete. ... The new Olympic Channel brings you news, highlights, exclusive behind the scenes, live events and original programming, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. ...
The men's 60 kg weightlifting competitions at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne took place on 23 November at the Royal Exhibition Building. It was the eighth appearance of the featherweight class, and the third time the weight class featured weightlifters between 56 and 60 kg (prior appearances had featherweight as the lightest weight class before a 56 kg weight class was added in 1948).Venue: Royal Exhibition Building
Weightlifting events in 1956 were held at the [Royal Exhibition Building] in Melbourne, a Royal Heritage Site that was actually originally built in 1880 to host the Melbourne International Exposition. For the 1956 Olympics, it hosted weightlifting, wrestling, and the fencing portion of the modern pentathlon.
Anderson retired from amateur weightlifting after the Melbourne Olympics and made his living as a professional strongman, and doing power lifting exhibitions. Considered by many as the strongest man who ever lived, he lifted 2,844 kg (6,270 lbs) in a back lift at an exhibition in June 1957.
Co-hosts. Melbourne won the right to host the 1956 Olympic Games by one vote over Buenos Aires. Australian quarantine laws were too severe to allow the entry of foreign horses, so the equestrian events were held separately in Stockholm in June.
The men's 90 kg weightlifting competitions at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne took place on 26 November at the Royal Exhibition Building. It was the second appearance of …Venue: Royal Exhibition Building
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