1979 World Weightlifting Championships

The 1979 Men's World Weightlifting Championships were held in Thessaloniki, Greece from November 3 to November 11, 1979. There were 189 men in action from 39 nations.

Medal summaryEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
52 kg
Snatch Wu Shude
  China
110.0 kg Aleksandr Voronin
  Soviet Union
110.0 kg Cai Juncheng
  China
107.5 kg
Clean & Jerk Kanybek Osmonaliyev
  Soviet Union
137.5 kg Ferenc Hornyák
  Hungary
135.0 kg Aleksandr Voronin
  Soviet Union
132.5 kg
Total Kanybek Osmonaliyev
  Soviet Union
242.5 kg Ferenc Hornyák
  Hungary
242.5 kg Shared silver
Aleksandr Voronin
  Soviet Union
56 kg
Snatch Tadeusz Dembończyk
  Poland
117.5 kg Anton Kodzhabashev
  Bulgaria
117.5 kg Daniel Núñez
  Cuba
115.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Viktor Veretennikov
  Soviet Union
150.0 kg Anton Kodzhabashev
  Bulgaria
150.0 kg Andreas Letz
  East Germany
147.5 kg
Total Anton Kodzhabashev
  Bulgaria
267.5 kg Viktor Veretennikov
  Soviet Union
262.5 kg Tadeusz Dembończyk
  Poland
260.0 kg
60 kg
Snatch Marek Seweryn
  Poland
127.5 kg Nikolay Kolesnikov
  Soviet Union
125.0 kg Zhang Zhifang
  China
125.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Marek Seweryn
  Poland
155.0 kg Georgi Todorov
  Bulgaria
155.0 kg Setsuya Goto
  Japan
150.0 kg
Total Marek Seweryn
  Poland
282.5 kg Georgi Todorov
  Bulgaria
275.0 kg Setsuya Goto
  Japan
270.0 kg
67.5 kg
Snatch Yanko Rusev
  Bulgaria
145.0 kg Joachim Kunz
  East Germany
145.0 kg Daniel Senet
  France
142.5 kg
Clean & Jerk Yanko Rusev
  Bulgaria
187.5 kg
WR
Joachim Kunz
  East Germany
180.0 kg Yao Jingyuan
  China
172.5 kg
Total Yanko Rusev
  Bulgaria
332.5 kg
WR
Joachim Kunz
  East Germany
325.0 kg Daniel Senet
  France
312.5 kg
75 kg
Snatch Roberto Urrutia
  Cuba
155.0 kg Nedelcho Kolev
  Bulgaria
155.0 kg Yordan Mitkov
  Bulgaria
150.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Roberto Urrutia
  Cuba
190.0 kg Peter Wenzel
  East Germany
190.0 kg Jürgen Negwer
  West Germany
187.5 kg
Total Roberto Urrutia
  Cuba
345.0 kg Nedelcho Kolev
  Bulgaria
342.5 kg Peter Wenzel
  East Germany
337.5 kg
82.5 kg
Snatch Yurik Vardanyan
  Soviet Union
170.0 kg Blagoy Blagoev
  Bulgaria
170.0 kg Bertalan Mandzák
  Hungary
155.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Yurik Vardanyan
  Soviet Union
200.0 kg András Stark
  Hungary
195.0 kg Norbert Bergmann
  West Germany
195.0 kg
Total Yurik Vardanyan
  Soviet Union
370.0 kg Blagoy Blagoev
  Bulgaria
362.5 kg Dušan Poliačik
  Czechoslovakia
350.0 kg
90 kg
Snatch Gennady Bessonov
  Soviet Union
170.0 kg Rolf Milser
  West Germany
165.0 kg Witold Walo
  Poland
160.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Rolf Milser
  West Germany
212.5 kg Gennady Bessonov
  Soviet Union
210.0 kg Witold Walo
  Poland
202.5 kg
Total Gennady Bessonov
  Soviet Union
380.0 kg Rolf Milser
  West Germany
377.5 kg Witold Walo
  Poland
362.5 kg
100 kg
Snatch János Sólyomvári
  Hungary
175.0 kg Ota Zaremba
  Czechoslovakia
172.5 kg Plamen Asparukhov
  Bulgaria
167.5 kg
Clean & Jerk Pavel Syrchin
  Soviet Union
217.5 kg Anton Baraniak
  Czechoslovakia
210.0 kg János Sólyomvári
  Hungary
210.0 kg
Total Pavel Syrchin
  Soviet Union
385.0 kg János Sólyomvári
  Hungary
385.0 kg Alberto Blanco
  Cuba
372.5 kg
110 kg
Snatch Sergey Arakelov
  Soviet Union
185.0 kg Leonid Taranenko
  Soviet Union
182.5 kg Valentin Hristov
  Bulgaria
177.5 kg
Clean & Jerk Sergey Arakelov
  Soviet Union
225.0 kg Valentin Hristov
  Bulgaria
225.0 kg Leif Nilsson
  Sweden
220.0 kg
Total Sergey Arakelov
  Soviet Union
410.0 kg Valentin Hristov
  Bulgaria
402.5 kg Leonid Taranenko
  Soviet Union
402.5 kg
+110 kg
Snatch Sultan Rakhmanov
  Soviet Union
192.5 kg Jürgen Heuser
  East Germany
187.5 kg Rudolf Strejček
  Czechoslovakia
185.0 kg
Clean & Jerk Sultan Rakhmanov
  Soviet Union
237.5 kg Jürgen Heuser
  East Germany
232.5 kg Gerd Bonk
  East Germany
230.0 kg
Total Sultan Rakhmanov
  Soviet Union
430.0 kg Jürgen Heuser
  East Germany
420.0 kg Gerd Bonk
  East Germany
412.5 kg

Medal tableEdit

Ranking by Big (Total result) medals

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union6219
2  Bulgaria2406
3  Poland1023
4  Cuba1012
5  East Germany0224
6  Hungary0202
7  West Germany0101
8  Czechoslovakia0011
  France0011
  Japan0011
Totals (10 nations)1011930

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

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union166224
2  Bulgaria410317
3  Poland4048
4  Cuba3025
5  Hungary1427
6  West Germany1225
7  China1034
8  East Germany07411
9  Czechoslovakia0224
10  France0022
  Japan0022
12  Sweden0011
Totals (12 nations)30312990

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