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Weightlifting at the 1972 Summer Olympics

The weightlifting competition at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich consisted of nine weight classes, all for men only. Two new weight classes were introduced at these Games (flyweight and super heavyweight), marking the first changes to the Olympic program since 1952. This was the last year that the Clean and press was included as one of the lifts.

at the Games of the XX Olympiad
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Dates27 August - 6 September 1972
Competitors188 from 54 nations
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1976 →

Medal summaryEdit

Medal tableEdit

1  Bulgaria (BUL)3306
2  Soviet Union (URS)3115
3  Hungary (HUN)1135
4  Poland (POL)1113
5  Norway (NOR)1001
6  Iran (IRI)0101
  Lebanon (LIB)0101
  West Germany (FRG)0101
9  East Germany (GDR)0022
10  Italy (ITA)0011
  Sweden (SWE)0011
Totals (11 nations)99927


  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2006-12-21.