1973 World Weightlifting Championships

The 1973 Men's World Weightlifting Championships were held in Havana, Cuba from September 15 to September 23, 1973. There were 189 men from 39 nations in the competition. These were the first championships held since the elimination of the clean and press from competition.

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
52 kg
Snatch Takeshi Horikoshi
  Japan
102.5 kg Zygmunt Smalcerz
  Poland
100.0 kg Ion Hortopan
  Romania
100.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Mohammad Nassiri
  Iran
140.0 kg
WR
Lajos Szűcs
  Hungary
132.5 kg Zygmunt Smalcerz
  Poland
127.5 kg
Total Mohammad Nassiri
  Iran
240.0 kg
WR
Lajos Szűcs
  Hungary
230.0 kg Zygmunt Smalcerz
  Poland
227.5 kg
56 kg
Snatch Koji Miki
  Japan
117.5 kg
WR
Georgi Todorov
  Bulgaria
112.5 kg Atanas Kirov
  Bulgaria
110.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Atanas Kirov
  Bulgaria
147.5 kg Georgi Todorov
  Bulgaria
142.5 kg Karel Prohl
  Czechoslovakia
142.5 kg
Total Atanas Kirov
  Bulgaria
257.5 kg
WR
Georgi Todorov
  Bulgaria
255.0 kg Koji Miki
  Japan
252.5 kg
60 kg
Snatch János Benedek
  Hungary
122.5 kg Dito Shanidze
  Soviet Union
120.0 kg Kurt Pittner
  Austria
115.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Norair Nurikyan
  Bulgaria
152.5 kg Dito Shanidze
  Soviet Union
152.5 kg Kazumasa Hirai
  Japan
145.0 kg
Total Dito Shanidze
  Soviet Union
272.5 kg Norair Nurikyan
  Bulgaria
267.5 kg Jan Wojnowski
  Poland
257.5 kg
67.5 kg
Snatch Mladen Kuchev
  Bulgaria
132.5 kg Mukharby Kirzhinov
  Soviet Union
130.0 kg Petar Yanev
  Bulgaria
130.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Mukharby Kirzhinov
  Soviet Union
175.0 kg Mladen Kuchev
  Bulgaria
170.0 kg Masao Kato
  Japan
165.0 kg
Total Mukharby Kirzhinov
  Soviet Union
305.0 kg Mladen Kuchev
  Bulgaria
302.5 kg Petar Yanev
  Bulgaria
292.5 kg
75 kg
Snatch Nedelcho Kolev
  Bulgaria
147.5 kg Peter Wenzel
  East Germany
140.0 kg Ondrej Hekel
  Czechoslovakia
137.5 kg
Clean & Jerk Nedelcho Kolev
  Bulgaria
190.0 kg
WR
András Stark
  Hungary
177.5 kg Peter Wenzel
  East Germany
177.5 kg
Total Nedelcho Kolev
  Bulgaria
337.5 kg
WR
Peter Wenzel
  East Germany
317.5 kg András Stark
  Hungary
312.5 kg
82.5 kg
Snatch Leif Jenssen
  Norway
160.0 kg Vladimir Ryzhenkov
  Soviet Union
157.5 kg Frank Zielecke
  East Germany
155.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Frank Zielecke
  East Germany
192.5 kg Vladimir Ryzhenkov
  Soviet Union
192.5 kg Stefan Sochanski
  Poland
187.5 kg
Total Vladimir Ryzhenkov
  Soviet Union
350.0 kg Frank Zielecke
  East Germany
347.5 kg Stefan Sochanski
  Poland
332.5 kg
90 kg
Snatch David Rigert
  Soviet Union
165.0 kg Andon Nikolov
  Bulgaria
162.5 kg Peter Petzold
  East Germany
160.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Vasily Kolotov
  Soviet Union
202.5 kg David Rigert
  Soviet Union
200.0 kg Peter Petzold
  East Germany
197.5 kg
Total David Rigert
  Soviet Union
365.0 kg Vasily Kolotov
  Soviet Union
360.0 kg Peter Petzold
  East Germany
357.5 kg
110 kg
Snatch Pavel Pervushin
  Soviet Union
170.0 kg Javier González
  Cuba
162.5 kg Rudolf Strejček
  Czechoslovakia
157.5 kg
Clean & Jerk Pavel Pervushin
  Soviet Union
215.0 kg Helmut Losch
  East Germany
215.0 kg Javier González
  Cuba
200.0 kg
Total Pavel Pervushin
  Soviet Union
385.0 kg Helmut Losch
  East Germany
370.0 kg Javier González
  Cuba
362.5 kg
+110 kg
Snatch Rudolf Mang
  West Germany
180.0 kg Vasily Alekseyev
  Soviet Union
177.5 kg Stanislav Batishchev
  Soviet Union
175.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Vasily Alekseyev
  Soviet Union
225.0 kg Gerd Bonk
  East Germany
222.5 kg Rudolf Mang
  West Germany
220.0 kg
Total Vasily Alekseyev
  Soviet Union
402.5 kg Rudolf Mang
  West Germany
400.0 kg Stanislav Batishchev
  Soviet Union
392.5 kg

Medal tableEdit

Ranking by Big (Total result) medals

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union6118
2  Bulgaria2316
3  Iran1001
4  East Germany0314
5  Hungary0112
6  West Germany0101
7  Poland0033
8  Cuba0011
  Japan0011
Totals (9 nations)99927

Ranking by all medals: Big (Total result) and Small (Snatch and Clean & Jerk)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union128222
2  Bulgaria77317
3  Japan2035
4  Iran2002
5  East Germany16512
6  Hungary1315
7  West Germany1113
8  Norway1001
9  Poland0156
10  Cuba0123
11  Czechoslovakia0033
12  Austria0011
  Romania0011
Totals (13 nations)27272781

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