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Weightlifting One Hand Lift

The weightlifting one-hand lift was on the Olympic Program in the years 1896 and 1906. This event, for men only, was similar to the modern snatch weight lifting event.

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Only one hand was allowed in lifting the weights. The competitors had to perform the lifts with each hand, with the winner determined from the combined score of both hands.

The lifters were allowed three attempts with each hand. After each paricipant had lifted three times, the top three received three more attempts.

One Hand Lift Results

1896 Olympics

  1. Launceston Elliot (GBR)
  2. Viggo Jensen (Den)
  3. Alexandros Nitolopoulos (Grc)

1906 Olympics

  1. Josef Steinbach (Aut)
  2. Tullio Camilotti (Ita)
  3. Heinrich Schneidereit (Ger)

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