Weightlifting at the Summer Olympics

Men’s MedalistWomen’s MedalistDiscontinued Events

Men’s events

1920–1936 1948 1952–1968 1972–1976 1980–1992 1996 2000–2016 2020
Heavyweight
+82.5 kg
Heavyweight
+90 kg
Super heavyweight
+110 kg
Super heavyweight
+108 kg
Super heavyweight
+105 kg
Super heavyweight
+109 kg
Heavyweight
90–110 kg
Heavyweight
100–110 kg
Heavyweight
99–108 kg
Heavyweight
96–109 kg
Heavyweight
94–105 kg
First-heavyweight
90–100 kg
First-heavyweight
91–99 kg
Middle-heavyweight
85–94 kg
Middle-heavyweight
81–96 kg
Middle-heavyweight
83–91 kg
Middle-heavyweight
82.5–90 kg
Light-heavyweight
77–85 kg
Light-heavyweight
76–83 kg
Light-heavyweight
75–82.5 kg
Middleweight
73–81 kg
Middleweight
69–77 kg
Middleweight
70–76 kg
Middleweight
67.5–75 kg
Lightweight
64–70 kg
Lightweight
67–73 kg
Lightweight
62–69 kg
Lightweight
60–67.5 kg
Featherweight
59–64 kg
Featherweight
61–67 kg
Featherweight
56–62 kg
Featherweight
−60 kg
Featherweight
56–60 kg
Bantamweight
54–59 kg
Bantamweight
−61 kg
Bantamweight
−56 kg
Bantamweight
52–56 kg
Bantamweight
−56 kg
Flyweight
−54 kg
Flyweight
−52 kg
5 6 7 9 10 10 8 7

Women’s events

Weight class000408121620Years
+87 kgX1
87 kgX1
76 kgX1
+75 kgXXXXX5
75 kgXXXXX5
69 kgXXXXX5
64 kgX1
63 kgXXXXX5
59 kgX1
58 kgXXXXX5
55 kgX1
53 kgXXXXX5
49 kgX1
48 kgXXXXX5
Total77777742

Medal Table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Soviet Union (URS)3921262
2 China (CHN)3115854
3 United States (USA)16161244
4 Bulgaria (BUL)1217837
5 France (FRA)93315
6 Iran (IRI)86519
7 Turkey (TUR)81211
8 Germany (GER)67720
9 Poland (POL)662234
10 Greece (GRE)65415
11 North Korea (PRK)57517
12 Italy (ITA)54514
13 Unified Team (EUN)5409
14 Thailand (THA)52512
15 Egypt (EGY)52411
16 Russia (RUS)47718
17 South Korea (KOR)34512
18 Austria (AUT)3429
19 Czechoslovakia (TCH)3238
20 Ukraine (UKR)3115
21 Hungary (HUN)29920
22 Romania (ROU)27413
23 Japan (JPN)23914
24 Colombia (COL)2327
25 West Germany (FRG)2237
26 Cuba (CUB)2158
27 Georgia (GEO)2024
28 East Germany (GDR)14611
29 Belarus (BLR)1438
30 Kazakhstan (KAZ)1438
31 Estonia (EST)1337
32 Great Britain (GBR)1337
33 Chinese Taipei (TPE)1258
34 Belgium (BEL)1214
35 Canada (CAN)1214
36 Denmark (DEN)1203
37 Australia (AUS)1124
38 Finland (FIN)1023
39 Mexico (MEX)1023
40 Croatia (CRO)1012
41 Norway (NOR)1001
42 Uzbekistan (UZB)1001
43 Indonesia (INA)05510
44 Armenia (ARM)0325
45 Switzerland (SUI)0224
46 Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)0123
47 Argentina (ARG)0112
48 Latvia (LAT)0112
49 Lebanon (LIB)0101
50 Luxembourg (LUX)0101
51 Nigeria (NGR)0101
52 Philippines (PHI)0101
53 Singapore (SIN)0101
54 Vietnam (VIE)0101
55 Sweden (SWE)0044
56 Netherlands (NED)0033
57 Azerbaijan (AZE)0011
58 Cameroon (CMR)0011
59 India (IND)0011
60 Iraq (IRQ)0011
61 Lithuania (LTU)0011
62 Qatar (QAT)0011
63 Spain (ESP)0011
64 Venezuela (VEN)0011
Totals (64 nations)211205204620