Weightlifting at the 1951 Asian Games

Weightlifting was contested from 5 to 8 March at the 1951 Asian Games in National Stadium, New Delhi, India. The competition included only men's events for seven different weight categories. Iranians dominated in all events and claimed 10 medals in total including all the golds.

Weightlifting
at the 1951 Asian Games
VenueNational Stadium
Dates5–8 March

Medalists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Bantamweight
(56 kg)
Mahmoud Namjoo
 Iran
Ali Mirzaei
 Iran
Pedro Landero
 Philippines
Featherweight
(60 kg)
Jafar Salmasi
 Iran
Rodrigo del Rosario
 Philippines
Yukio Iguchi
 Japan
Lightweight
(67.5 kg)
Hassan Ferdos
 Iran
Peter Ho
 Singapore
Minoru Kubota
 Japan
Middleweight
(75 kg)
Firouz Pojhan
 Iran
Jalal Mansouri
 Iran
Ba Thein
 Burma
Light heavyweight
(82.5 kg)
Hassan Rahnavardi
 Iran
Cheong Kok Cheong
 Singapore
Thein Han
 Burma
Middle heavyweight
(90 kg)
Rasoul Raeisi
 Iran
Kamineni Eswara Rao
 India
Maung Maung Lwin
 Burma
Heavyweight
(+90 kg)
Leon Kurukchian
 Iran
Ahmad Ordoubadi
 Iran
Dandamudi Rajagopal
 India

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Iran (IRI)73010
2 Singapore (SGP)0202
3 India (IND)0112
 Philippines (PHI)0112
5 Burma (BIR)0033
6 Japan (JPN)0022
Totals (6 nations)77721

References

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