Weightlifting at the 1976 Summer Olympics

The weightlifting competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal consisted of nine weight classes, all for men only. The clean and press was dropped from the included lifts after the 1972 games in Munich, due to disagreement over proper form. The Games of 1976 were the first Olympics to start testing for anabolic steroids.[1][2]

Weightlifting
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
Weightlifting pictogram.svg
VenueSt. Michel Arena
Dates18–27 July 1976
Competitors173 from 46 nations
← 1972
1980 →

Medal summaryEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
52 kg
details
Aleksandr Voronin
  Soviet Union
György Kőszegi
  Hungary
Mohammad Nassiri
  Iran
56 kg
details
Norair Nurikyan
  Bulgaria
Grzegorz Cziura
  Poland
Kenkichi Ando
  Japan
60 kg
details
Nikolay Kolesnikov
  Soviet Union
Georghi Todorov
  Bulgaria
Kazumasa Hirai
  Japan
67.5 kg
details
Pyotr Korol
  Soviet Union
Daniel Senet
  France
Kazimierz Czarnecki
  Poland
75 kg
details
Yordan Mitkov
  Bulgaria
Vardan Militosyan
  Soviet Union
Peter Wenzel
  East Germany
82.5 kg
details
Valery Shary
  Soviet Union
Trendafil Stoitchev
  Bulgaria
Peter Baczako
  Hungary
90 kg
details
David Rigert
  Soviet Union
Lee James
  United States
Atanas Shopov
  Bulgaria
110 kg
details
Yury Zaitsev
  Soviet Union
Krastiu Semerdzhiev
  Bulgaria
Tadeusz Rutkowski
  Poland
+110 kg
details
Vasily Alekseyev
  Soviet Union
Gerd Bonk
  East Germany
Helmut Losch
  East Germany

Zbigniew Kaczmarek of Poland originally won the 67.5 kg event, Valentin Khristov of Bulgaria originally won the 110 kg event, and Blagoy Blagoev of Bulgaria originally won silver in the 82.5 kg event, but they were disqualified and stripped of their medals after they tested positive for anabolic steroids.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union (URS)7108
2  Bulgaria (BUL)2316
3  East Germany (GDR)0123
  Poland (POL)0123
5  Hungary (HUN)0112
6  France (FRA)0101
  United States (USA)0101
8  Japan (JPN)0022
9  Iran (IRI)0011
Totals (9 entries)99927

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Doping cases at Summer Games since 1968". www.chinadaily.com.cn. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Weightlifting at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 9 January 2020.

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